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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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BVI Customs Commissioner Wade Smith ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – At least $250,000 has been recovered by British Virgin Islands customs officials within the last few months for failing to properly declare the funds at the territory’s sea and air ports, according to Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith. Smith told

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING: Guy Wildenstein PARIS — International art dealer Guy Wildenstein went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, after two relatives tipped off investigators about the family’s financial dealings — prompting authorities to demand a staggering 553 million euros ($602 million)

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   Jhon Samuel of the BVI ROAD TOWN — About three years ago, Tortola resident Jhon Samuel was sitting in a Chicago hotel room when hunger pangs started to strike. Instead of picking up a phone to order room service or takeout, Samuel, a web developer and graphic designer, decided to

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  DIED IN CRASH: Mary Kettner ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Two cruise ship passengers from the United States died in the crash of an excursion bus, authorities in the British Virgin Islands said. Royal Virgin Islands Police Force spokeswoman Diane Drayton on Wednesday identified the dead as Mary Kettner of

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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A recall of DaVinci brand cribs has been expanded following additional reports of the mattress support brackets breaking and detaching. Nearly 11,700 of the cribs were recalled this summer. It has now been expanded to include about 6,000 more cribs. It covers certain DaVinci brand, full-size cribs with model names

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Kevin Greaves in handcuffs in BVI CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment on November 5 charging Kevin Greaves, 43, of St. Thomas, with bulk cash smuggling, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Greaves was arrested on August 22 and was released on home confinement with

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