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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Health says it is monitoring eight suspected cases of the Zika virus. At a press conference on Friday, Minister of Health John Boyce said samples will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for confirmatory testing and the

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           Guyana’s Dr. George Norton GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Ministry of Public Health has received confirmation that a Guyanese patient who was hospitalized after displaying symptoms of swine flu has been infected with the H1N1 virus which causes the disease. The patient who was being treated

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said two beaches on St. Thomas are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said Magens Bay and Morningstar beaches are unfit for swimming or fishing after testing from Jan. 4 to 8 revealed

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    ARRESTED: Stephen Frank Coleman CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four people were arrested on St. Thomas this week on charges ranging from disobeying a lawful order to stealing, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. All of the following information is from the VIPD: * On Wednesday at 12:17 a.m.,

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WANTED: Ossie “Uzi” Constant CHRISTIANSTED – Police want the public to help if they spot a 31-year-old man who is wanted on domestic violence-related charges. Police said Ossie Kahmil “Uzi” Constant of Estate Mary’s Fancy is wanted for second-degree burglary-domestic violence. Constant is a black male, with a light brown

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Gen. John Kelly of the U.S. Southern Command WASHINGTON – The number of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean intent on attacking Western targets has crept upward in the last year, the U.S. general overseeing security in Latin and South America said Friday. These would-be attackers largely come from former British

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Deputy Police Chief Arlene Chalwell CRUZ BAY – The Leander Jurgen Command awarded four police officers appreciation awards during its Quarterly Recognition Presentation in St. John on Thursday. The morning event acknowledged police officers with outstanding performances from covering the period of October to December 2015. Arlene Chalwell, St. John

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  CONVICTED: Rohan Myers of Jamaica FORT LAUNDERDALE – A Jamaican national who crammed more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into his long-legged compression underwear in an unsuccessful drug-smuggling attempt was sentenced Wednesday to 2.5 years in federal prison. Rohan Myers, 40, was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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  FROST BIT? Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – St. Croix’s Linval Joseph is expected to start in the Vikings playoff game against Seattle at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. Nose tackle Joseph, who missed last weekend’s victory at Green Bay because of a nagging toe injury,

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  D.R. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited in part the drop in

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