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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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1st Stop Gas Station in Estate Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nine service stations surveyed on St. Thomas are tied for having the lowest price of gasoline on the capital island, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. The nine stations with

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     Ramon S. Davila of St. Croix WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Ramon Davila quit his job as a senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service a decade ago, after an internal probe found that he had run up tens of thousands of dollars in dubious

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John F. Kennedy Terrace in Golden Rock CHRISTIANSTED – A woman at John F. Kennedy Terrace was struck in the face and her mobile phone stolen after midnight Saturday by a man she knew, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police on patrol

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 Missing man: Lubin Phipps of St. Thomas BOWIE, Maryland – The daughter of an 80-year-old St. Thomas man, who had been missing for weeks after he wandered away from a senior picnic, is heartbroken that her father died outdoors, alone. Police believe they found the body of Lubin Phipps during

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands ranks No. 2 in the country for public corruption, according to the latest report from the Center For Public Integrity. Only the District of Columbia had more convictions per year at 66.9 per year, while the territory was second with 46.9 per year followed

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FREDERIKSTED – A public debate about slavery reparations has surfaced on the floor of the Parliament in Denmark about whether the Virgin Islands wants “an apology” or “money” for its centennial celebration next year. According to Caribbean Life, the Unity Party in Denmark’s Parliament quoted Shelley Moorhead, president of the

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MIAMI – The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a mass die off – a “white death” spanning the globe. That’s the stark message from reports about the impact of a monster El Niño that is warming the world’s oceans. With hundreds of millions of people relying on

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MIAMI – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 314 criminal aliens last month in an enforcement action targeting individuals who pose a threat to public safety. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers made the arrests across the state of Florida, including many illegal migrants from the Caribbean.

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HAMILTON, Bermuda – World Champion Taylor Canfield has extended his unbeaten streak to advance to the semifinals of the Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton Harbor today. The 26-year-old St. Thomian coped best in the light and fluky breezes that pushed the International One Design sloops around the harbor at

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