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HAVANA — Cuba and the United States will meet next week for a third round of talks on improving relations, the Castro regime said on Thursday, adding that the two former Cold War foes were not yet negotiating their multibillion-dollar claims against one another. A bilateral commission will meet next

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) put supermarkets in the territory on notice that “deplorable” conditions will no longer be tolerated. DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington said that unclean floors, rotting food on the shelves and many other dangerous and unsanitary conditions visible in Virgin Islands supermarkets

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SAN JUAN — As the U.S. Congress drags its feet on a bill to address Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt crisis, it could get kicked into high gear by an unlikely source: the Supreme Court. The highest U.S. court is due to rule by the end of June on the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will make a campaign stop for his wife Hillary in St. Croix on Monday. The May 16 event is timed to happen ahead of the Democratic caucus meeting slated for June 4. “President Clinton will attend a public event in St. Croix where

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first batch of 2015 income tax refunds have been transmitted to the Department of Finance for processing this week, according to a written statement from Government House. At least $10 million in refunds will be paid out, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Internal Revenue Director Marvin

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google announced today that it will no longer allow payday lenders to advertise on its systems because the loans often come with high interest rates and quick repayment requirements that push borrowers into debt. Payday lenders offer quick cash to low-income people, who are then required

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested at the airport on charges that he tried to smuggle a huge cache of guns, many of them Glock pistols, into the territory, according to federal authorities. Naeem Akil Smith was arrested charged with the unlawful possession of 18 firearms,

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FREDERIKSTED — Two tourists from Minnesota were killed in a collision Friday night when the moped they were on was rear-ended by a full-sized vehicle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department and eyewitness accounts. Edwin Miles Thornbury, 44, of Sauk Rapids, Minn. and 25-year-old Hannah Ruth Peterson, of St.

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SAN ANTONIO — The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out an impressive and critical Game 5 win over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. While the Thunder were carried by a heroic effort from Russell Westbrook and a stingy defense, the buzz is once again

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Dominican nationals and one St. Thomas man were arrested on federal drug smuggling charges on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Miguel Rodriguez, 60, of St. Thomas, Estanislao de Jesus, 47, and Tomas Miguel Liriano Castillo, 44, both of the Dominican Republic, were arrested

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