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READY AND WILLING TO DIE: Trinidad and Tobago (TnT) natives are willing to risk their lives for the terrorist cause. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem

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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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TSA NO BUENO IN PUERTO RICO: People for fiscal responsibility in government are calling on President Donald Trump to disband the Transportation Security Administration as a waste of taxpayers hard-earned money. SAN JUAN — A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been arrested for their alleged involvement

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LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE: Marie Holmes of North Carolina, a 26-year-old unemployed mother of four children shared in a $546.1 million Powerball jackpot in February of 2015. SAN JUAN — In cash-strapped Puerto Rico where the exodus of people due to worsening economic conditions has been well-documented by most of the national

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If you have a dog that won’t stop barking, it might be a good idea to dig out your Bob Marley records. A new study has shown that dogs relax when listening to reggae music. In the unusual study, scientists found Jamaican beats are their favorite type of music followed

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        CHTA’S Frank Comito SAN JUAN — Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. But they say they expect a slight drop this year because of the uncertainty surrounding actions that President Donald Trump might

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CITY ON FIRE: The capital Roseau was lit up with flames as natives of Dominica rioted to protest Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s government. ROSEAU, Dominica – A peaceful protest rally against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during the day on Tuesday in Dominica began to deteriorate as night fell and businesses

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  BARACK KITE SURFER: President Obama gets ready to soar over the British Virgin Islands in a daredevil stunt. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Former President Barack Obama is trying some new and dangerous water sports that the Hawaii native had to miss out on for safety reasons while serving

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WILLEMSTAD — Customs officials in the German port of Hamburg say they have seized 717 kilograms (1,580 pounds) of cocaine, which they estimate would have produced drugs with a street value of 145 million euros ($156 million). The head of the Hamburg customs investigation office, Rene Matschke, said Friday that

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EXTRA-JUDICIAL MOSQUITO DEATH SQUADS: Puerto Rico is trying to kill mosquitoes the old-fashioned way — without chemicals. CAGUAS — On this hard-hit tropical island, even the dead are getting pulled into the fight against Zika. On a recent weekday, Roberto Barrera led a team of disease investigators into a graveyard in

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