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Mill Harbour Condominiums on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – Three beaches on St. Croix and three beaches on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Frank Bay

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Richard McDonald Diaz Cuba and Europe sign deal normalizing relations HAVANA — Cuba and the European Union have signed a deal normalizing their relations after years of tensions spawned by disagreement over human rights on the island. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cuba Foreign Minister

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A Guyanese woman who lives at Purcell Estate on Tortola, it appears, ended up beating the wrong woman she thought was having an affair with her male lover. It turned out she actually beat a translator who, possibly unwittingly, was facilitating a love triangle. At

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SANTO DOMINGO — A judge in the Dominican Republic on Thursday denied bail to a Frenchman accused of helping two French pilots flee the country after they had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug smuggling. Christophe Naudin is believed to have worked with far-right Euro-MP Aymeric Chauprade

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SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s power company on Thursday cut off electricity to a hospital over nearly $4 million in unpaid bills, part of a stepped-up effort by the heavily indebted agency to collect money amid the island’s economic crisis. The Electric Power Authority said it waited for surgeries to end

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“The private port program plays into perceptions that cruises aren’t authentic travel. But that doesn’t appear to bother passengers who prefer a simpler, controlled experience.” — Jason Clampet The Dominican Republic is replete with natural beauty and island culture. But passengers disembarking from Carnival’s ships at the cruise line’s massive

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SAN ANTONIO — When San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan yanked down his second board of the night in Thursday’s 109-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the rebound propelled the veteran into elite company as just the sixth player in NBA history to notch 15,000-plus rebounds. Duncan entered the night

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim seeking treatment at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Police interviewed the man who said that he’d been driving up Raphune Hill on his scooter when he heard shots being fired. The

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AUSTIN, Texas — LargeUp, a global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture, will present Austin Island, the first-ever U.S. Virgin Islands music showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The event, co-sponsored by the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will

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