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CRUZ BAY — On the island of St. John, more than half of which is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, this four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath waterfront villa known as Beach Garden is a private oasis. Nestled on 1.07 acres on a hillside, the Bali-inspired house abuts the rocky shore of

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the British Virgin Islands has released templates for Individual and Entity Self-Certification Forms under US and UK FATCA. Copies can be found on the BVI Government’s website. The templates have been issued to assist BVI Reporting Financial Institutions (FFIs)

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PORTLAND, Maine — Barber Foods is recalling 1,707,494 pounds of raw frozen chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture received reports of a cluster of people in Minnesota and Wisconsin becoming ill with salmonella poisoning. The Maine company said the recalled products, produced between Feb. 17 and May 20, 2015,

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CRUZ BAY — A Texas man who allegedly fled to the British Virgin Islands to avoid sexual assault charges in Colorado had his day in an Aspen courtroom Friday. Peter Duane Watkins, 40,  is accused of brutally raping a 65-year-old Aspen, Colo. hotel employee in the spring. He was arrested by

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — The leader of the British Virgin Islands says his government hopes to reopen a luxury resort that shuttered last month, or at least help workers find other jobs. The Biras Creek Resort ended operations last week. A message on the resort’s website doesn’t report

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s long-simmering debt crisis owes much to an economy that has been shedding jobs for years. And blame for that, economists say, stems in part from how the island operates under the same wage rules as the more prosperous 50 states. The commonwealth is subject to

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Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island’s attorney general reviews the decision, legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it

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  MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of man and dog being rescued 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, rescue a man and his dog 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida, Friday, July 10, 2015. The man and his

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  SANTO DOMINGO — Accusing the Dominican Republic of dumping undocumented Haitian-born immigrants at the border “like dogs,” Haiti’s foreign minister Wednesday called on the international community to break its silence on the mushrooming migration crisis to help both nations find “a more humane treatment or approach.” Foreign Minister Lener

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  HAVANA — As the United States and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted. Only months after the US eased travel restrictions, several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More U.S. colleges

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