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  Leonardo Pizarro-Torres of Puerto Rico CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico wanted for a 2012 murder in Vieques was taken into custody this afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested in Hospital Ground on a warrant issued by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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Brian McCabe of G4S WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the dark recesses of the Pentagon, and at 100 U.S. Marine bases in countries spanning Afghanistan to South Korea, Even as the U.S. shrinks its military force, demand for private security services in the $47 billion a year North American market has

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath CHRISTIANSTED – The terminal assets of the idled HOVENSA refining complex on the St. Croix will come up for auction in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on November 10, but a final sale is contingent on local government and legislative approval of an operating

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Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramírez CARACAS – U.S. officials have launched an investigation to find out if Venezuela’s leaders used Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, to embezzle billions of dollars through several schemes and kickbacks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the

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SAN JUAN – A 56-year-old cruise ship passenger from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in Puerto Rico, police said Tuesday, prompting calls for greater oversight of adventure tours in the U.S. commonwealth. Police said Marsha Boekeloo fell 20 feet from the line at the Hacienda

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men were sentenced in federal court this week to less than two years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to introducing illegal migrants into the territory, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Monday sentenced

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                          Tashimo Scatliffe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 33-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegal gun possession charges, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Tashimo Scatliffe of Estate Bovoni pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm by

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – On his first day on the job, Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville confirmed a Tuesday report in the Virgin Islands Free Press that the department is grappling with an impetigo outbreak in St. Croix. Two members of Health went on WSVI-TV Channel 8 Tuesday

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CARNBEE, Tobago – Britain’s ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago called for swift action following the brutal murder of British national Richard Wheeler and his wife, Grace in the quiet village of Carnbee on Tuesday. Richard, a 72-year-old attorney from Sheffield, U.K. who has been living on the island for the

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MIAMI – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Tuesday signed a multi-million-dollar loan and grant agreement dedicated to building out geothermal technologies in the six countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean bloc. The funds, which will total $71.5 million, will be administered

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