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BVI’S NAKED CRIMINALITY: The U.S. Department of State has singled out the British Virgin Islands as a major player in drug/illicit money laundering on a world-wide scale. WASHINGTON – The United States named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and  major drug-transit countries with some regional

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ROLEX SWAN CUP CARIBBEAN: The competition was held in Virgin Gorda in the BVI. VIRGIN GORDA, British Virgin Islands – After four fun-filled days of racing at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Caribbean home in Virgin Gorda, Don Macpherson’s Swan 90 Freya and Leonardo Ferragamo’s ClubSwan 50 Cuordileone have been

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SAN JUAN — The allure of the Caribbean and Mexico is undeniable for many Americans seeking a warm and sunny reprieve from another brutal winter. Fortunately, airfare to some of the most popular destinations throughout the region is down this winter, according to data from Airlines Reporting Corp. Based on

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MIAMI — Not all reefs are created equal, a distinction that fish seem to recognize but until now scientists largely overlooked. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, researchers found that if managed properly, Caribbean reefs could support from 60 to 90 percent more sharks, rays and

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RECORD CACHE SCORE: U.S. Coast Guard officials seized 4.2 tons of cocaine off the coast of Suriname. The coke has a street value of $125 million and was brought back to Puerto Rico and turned over to the DEA. SAN JUAN — Authorities have made the largest maritime seizure of

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  NASSAU — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ men’s beach soccer team did about as poorly as a team could do — embarrassing the territory by going 0-6 in the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships. On Sunday in consolation-round play, the USVI Team lost to Barbados 3-1, meaning that it finished

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DUDE, WHERE’S THE GNARLY WAVES? Who wins when surfer dudes take on big tourism and a hotel chain? AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico  — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session

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ENTERPRISE, Trinidad  — By the time he was 17, Fahyim Sabur had memorized the Quran. At 23, he was shunning calypso parties and giving private Arabic lessons in his neighborhood here in Enterprise, about 20 miles south of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. A year later,

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JAMMED INTO THE PRISON LIKE SARDINES: In an exclusive report, the Associated Press says that malnutrition is killing many inmates in Haiti’s main prison. PORT-AU-PRINCE — “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile

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WEIRD SCIENCE: Hannah Davis is testing the limits of Derek Jeter’s Über gene pool by feeding their first-born child a diet of gummy bears and salt. NEW YORK — Her best accessory! Hannah Davis debuted her baby bump in New York City on Valentine’s Day, just one day after announcing that

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