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Nancy Albury and Dr. David Steadman at a blue hole dive site, Sawmill Sink on Abaco Island. THE BAHAMAS — Some 100 fossil species found in a flooded cave on Abaco Island reveal a story of persistence against all odds – at least until the time humans first stepped foot on

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook has introduced a feature that will warn users if their account is being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Users will be notified if the social networking service has enough evidence to prove agencies like the GCHQ or NSA are compromising an account, and sent a message:

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          Golden Grove Prison in St. Croix FREDERIKSTED – An inmate who escaped from the Golden Grove Correctional Facility and Detention Center was quickly captured by authorities, according to Government House. Detainee Miguel Cruz was found missing during a morning shift change and was captured about 10:12 a.m. today by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven members of a fishing vessel suffered multiple injuries when their ship ran aground on a reef Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Crew members of the S/V Prowler hit the reef on the Western Coast of St. Thomas before 10:30 p.m. October 17, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on drunken driving and related charges Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Avon Thomas of Estate Tutu was arrested at 3:30 p.m. on Rhymer Highway and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the VIPD said. Thomas was

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Venezuela signed an agreement this weekend with the government of Antigua and Barbuda to buy a 25 percent stake in the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC), Venezuela’s state petroleum company said. Petróleos de Venezuela South America (PDVSA) gave no financial details for the purchase of the stake

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Attorney General has sued Hess Corporation for “illegal desertion” of the HOVENSA oil refinery and issued a subpoena to its partner, Venezuela´s state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, South America (PDVSA), to explain its alleged role. The 350,000-barrels per day HOVENSA refinery was mothballed

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        Giant gas station on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second week in a row, 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

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  PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – A passenger on the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship captured video of the ship’s crew rescuing seven Cubans who were on a small raft Saturday. Officials had to make two trips to the migrants’ yellow raft. While there was a Coast Guard

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Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guard in 1790. SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to guardsman Heriberto Hernandez on Friday with the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez this weekend in Puerto Rico. Cutter Heriberto Hernandez became the Coast Guard’s 14th Fast Response Cutter, carrying

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