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MIAMI – After struggling to puff out a thunderstorm yesterday, Tropical Storm Erika is becoming better organized and stronger and its forward speed has slowed down slightly as it moves towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Some of the effects of the storm might be felt in the Virgin Islands by 8 a.m. as

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MIAMI — A tropical storm watch was issued for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as of 8 p.m. Sunday. A tropical storm watch means that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico face a threat from Tropical Storm Danny within 48 hours. The first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One of the top country music bands in the United States is releasing the title track from their album “Pain Killer” on Monday. The video for Little Big Town’s new “pop-country jam” single “Pain Killer,” was shot in St. Thomas last year. Little Big Town has been

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MIAMI – Danny has become the first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Danny ramped up in strength and appearance today, developing a more symmetrical structure and an eye. Its wind speed also increased to 75 mph, making Danny a Category 1 hurricane. As of 11

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Charges filed recently by the Justice Department against Anthony R. Murgio and Yuri Lebedev have been linked to the hacking of JPMorgan Chase in which information related to 83 million customer accounts was stolen. The two men are accused of setting up an illegal Bitcoin

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the seventh time in eight days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 2:37 p.m. yesterday afternoon and registered 2.9 in

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Brittany Meyers and her husband, Scott, live on a 44-foot sailboat in the British Virgin Islands with their three children, all under 3. “This surprises zero people who know us,” Meyers, 36, told me. “When I was younger, my main goal was to live in Africa.”

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Activist investor William Ackman’s New York-based hedge fund has amassed a $5.5 billion investment in Mondelez International (MDLZ), signaling that the maker of Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and other popular snack brands could be a merger target amid food industry consolidation. Shares of Deerfield, Ill.-based Mondelez were up 0.50% at $46.52 in midday

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the sixth time in seven days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:11 p.m. last night and registered 2.5 in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that it will base its largest ship, the Norwegian Epic, at Port Canaveral, starting in November 2016. The Norwegian Epic is about twice the size of and 12 years newer than the Norwegian Spirit, which was originally scheduled to be based

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