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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The migrants were interdicted as the result of two separate cases by the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser in the Mona Pass during efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac became less organized today as it moved across the eastern Caribbean on its way toward Central America, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm was located 80 miles west-southwest of Dominica and 240 miles southeast of St. Croix, the NHC said in its 2

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MIAMI — Hurricane Isaac is pushing through the open tropical Atlantic Ocean right now but could bring heavy rain and damaging winds to parts of the Lesser Antilles later this week. Steered westward by high pressure to its north, Isaac is forecast to approach the Lesser Antilles by Thursday. Isaac’s intensity forecast

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NEW YORK — When many are celebrating Labor Day Weekend across the United States, Caribbean-born workers who have been coming to the mainland as agri-laborers via a non-immigrant visa exemption rule for decades, have now had that door slammed shut. A final rule eliminating the non-immigrant visa exemption for certain

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two Venezuelan natives admitted in federal court to their respective roles in bringing 357 pounds of marijuana to the region. Felix Gomez, 38, and Rosauro Morao, 43, each pled guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a

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CARACAS — Venezuela’s PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached an agreement over outstanding storage fees, allowing the state-run company to resume use of a key storage terminal in the Caribbean, the U.S. energy firm said on Monday. NuStar had suspended PDVSA several times since 2017 from using its St.

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MATANZAS — Cuba’s decision to change its constitution and allow private property ownership has been shrugged off by small farmers, who says the island will never feed itself without far broader reform of state-run agriculture. Economists would expect farmers to welcome the shift towards private property after decades of strict

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PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch navy intercepted at least 400 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean. The drugs were in packages thrown overboard by a boat sailing under the Venezuelan flag, ANP reports. The crew of naval vessel Zr. MS. Friesland noticed that the boat’s sailing behavior was odd and decided to

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the British Virgin Islands, electricity boss Leroy Abraham will be among the last residents to have their homes reconnected. But Abraham, general manager of the British overseas territory’s electricity corporation (BVIEC), has barely had time to

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TYRONE LAKE’S WINNING ENTRY FREDERIKSTED — Tyrone Lake of St. Croix is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future.”

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