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KEY WEST – Six men from Cuba came ashore in Key Largo Thursday morning on a dilapidated, makeshift sailboat that didn’t look fit enough for a pond, let alone the Florida Straits. The men spent eight days at sea on the boat, which was buoyed by what appeared to be

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       Nancy Morgan of UVI FREDERIKSTED – Nancy Morgan got a chance to try out her French during a reception in 2001 for French dignitaries in celebration of French support for the American Revolution 225 years before. As she presented a ceremonial bowl to French ambassador Francois Bujon de l’Estang, she

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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          Haiden at the hospital in Miami MIAMI – Born at sea. That’s what doctors wrote on the birth certificate of little Haiden Morgan. His parents from Utah and were vacationing aboard a cruise ship when he unexpectedly made his debut. Emily Morgan was due in December and got clearance from

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V.I. Water and Power Authority polluting the air CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has bowed to the real power of two federal agencies by agreeing in writing to slash the amount of air pollution from its plants on two islands. The settlement agreement was

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FREDERIKSTED – Business owners in the territory should be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. That’s the word from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) of the Virgin Islands Police Department said counterfeit currency in the denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes have turned up so far. Banking institutions

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Virgin Islands has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, trailing only Puerto Rico and New Jersey, which held down the top two spots, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor statistics. The Labor Department said today that the firing rate,

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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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Vincent J. Bazemore, Jr. of St. Thomas DALLAS – Raymond Croteau, a 77-year-old retired salesman of modest means, has an insurance policy on his life totaling $4.5 million. But none of his family members will get a dime from that policy whenever Croteau dies. That’s because Croteau and several other

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         Veronica and Scott Matsinger PHILADELPHIA – Talk about the importance of taking a vacation every year. A Pennsylvania man’s last vacation in the Virgin Islands was nearly his last day on Earth. After getting married two months ago, Scott Matsinger and his new bride Veronica decided to delay

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