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BEEF ISLAND — The body of a pilot was pulled from the waters off Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday afternoon after his plane crashed in the sea during takeoff. The pilot was the only person on board when the plane took off from the runway at the airport

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A passport, a bag of clothes, keys and a mobile phone: that is all Albert Wheatley salvaged from his wooden home in the British Virgin Islands  as it collapsed around him last September when Hurricane Irma struck. Even the dead were not spared: at the main

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SAN DIEGO — East County Magazine said it is powerless to stop a smut attack that has linked its urls to a porn site and is asking for help from anyone who can halt this pornography attack. The online magazine serving Southern California said it has won “105 major journalism

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CHRISTIANSTED — People searching Google for news stories about the Virgin Islands got more than they bargained for this morning. The top seven out of 10 stories that appeared on the Internet said they were by “East County Magazine” and written about one hour ago — but with a click

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A minor earthquake occurred about 14 miles southeast of St. Thomas early this morning, authorities said. The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 2:48 a.m. this morning at a depth of 84.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS also recorded a

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ARRESTED AT CYRIL E. KING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ASHLEY WARNER OF TORTOLA, BVI CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Tortola men were taken into federal custody at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday with 24 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, each of the British Virgin Islands,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has authorized the United States Virgin Islands Fire and Police departments to assist the Government of the British Virgin Islands with extinguishing a massive landfill blaze that erupted Wednesday night. Potter said his action is in response to a request from the Premier of the

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LONDON — Britain has incurred the wrath of several of its overseas territories by backing measures to force them to publish unprecedented levels of information about who owns the companies based in their jurisdictions by 2020. Territories including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands fear that the new

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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers to change their financial systems.

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BUENOS AIRES — The numbers are sobering. When Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly one million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come. As hotels, restaurants, resorts and island

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