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CHRISTIANSTED — This drink has been a force on the St. Croix scene for donkey years. Visit the homes of any Virgin Islands families especially during the holiday season and you will be sure to find a pitcher or two of this chilled, crimson-colored drink sitting pretty. Popularly known as

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NASSAU — The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through

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NEWARK — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says a number of Caribbean nationals have been arrested among 91 immigrants during a five-day immigration sweep in New Jersey. ICE said the operation targeted “at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators.” It said the operation was supported

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “minor” earthquake was recorded about 64 miles north of St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon. The quake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale, happened about 1:31 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 28 feet underground, the U.S. Geological Survey said. An aftershock measuring 3.1 on the

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THIS SATELLITE MAP SHOWS WHERE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS IN THE CARIBBEAN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advised the public of an on-going air pollution alert for dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust is continuing to cause the skies around the Virgin

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GRAND ANSE, Grenada — Caribbean countries should dive into the “blue economy” to exploit marine resources, giving their economies a much needed boost, while protecting coastal eco-systems, economists said. The island nations – which have 80 times more sea than land – been hampered by low growth and high debt,

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BOGOTA — The Colombian National Navy said that it continues its frontal assault against narco-trafficking in the Colombian Caribbean. “We seized 27,419 kilograms of cocaine [from January to April 2018], a record amount for the Caribbean Naval Force over the last three years,” Commander Jorge Enrique Herrera, operational supervisor of

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GRAND ANSE, Grenada — The onset of hurricane season this week could prove disastrous for Caribbean nations that were slammed by storms last year and are still struggling to rebuild in the face of funding shortfalls, said regional leaders. Countries need to focus on preparing for increasingly ferocious storms rather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has congratulated Barbados’ new Prime Minister Mia Mottley on her election victory last week. Governor Mapp congratulated the new Prime Minister on the strong mandate she received at the polls, and shared the Territory’s commitment to continue working with Barbados and

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MIAMI — The disturbance in the northwest Caribbean- called Invest 90L – is becoming better organized, and the models are now indicating that there is a good chance of it strengthening into a named storm. The name would Alberto. The center of the system is still expected to track toward the northern

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