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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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SPANISH TOWN — A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a St. Croix solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria. Virgin’s BMR Energy unit, which develops, owns and operates clean-energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, plans to restore the four-megawatt

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BARRANQUILLA — Kyron McMaster led a record-filled evening on the third day of athletics on Tuesday at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia, where the host country and Jamaica each won two gold medals. British Virgin Islands’ McMaster, the third fastest man in the world this year,

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BARRANQUILLA — St. Croix sailor Peter Stanton finished with a bronze in the sunfish division to claim the territory’s first medal in the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia on Wednesday. Stanton, working out of the St. Croix Yacht Club, is an accomplished sailor having won local sunfish

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ADJUNTAS — It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico. People pressed TV remote buttons, clicked on fans and plugged in refrigerators as electricity again flowed into homes that had been without power since two major hurricanes devastated the U.S.

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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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MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl became the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season this morning after gaining strength overnight. The path of the relatively tiny Hurricane Beryl is currently tracking westwards through the Atlantic in the general direction of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center said today that Beryl “is still

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PROUD CHEF: Ralph Motta of St. Croix at the competition in Miami. In the photograph is Motta’s passion fruit pan-seared yellowtail snapper with sweet plantain purée, cilantro mash potato, cilantro lime shrimp, and scotch bonnet glaze with roasted coconut. MIAMI – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of

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