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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fifth time in six days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday and registered 3.4 in magnitude

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  SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico failed to make the entirety of a payment on its Public Finance Corp bonds due Aug. 1, paying only $628,000 of a $58 million payment, the head of its Government Development Bank said in a statement on Monday. The missed payment will mark the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – When it comes to buying a slice of paradise, Sir Richard Branson might be the most prominent name you can think of today, having purchased Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. But the Virgin Group founder was certainly not the first, because 99 years ago today

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MIAMI – Hillary Clinton will use today, her first day of public appearances in Florida as a presidential candidate, to declare her allegiance to President Barack Obama’s Cuba policy in the hometown of Republican rivals who oppose it, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. In a speech at Florida International University,

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             Beverly Nicholson-Doty CRUZ BAY – The nearly one million readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have ranked St. John as one of the world’s best islands. St. John came in fourth with a rating of 83.37 in the category “Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas Islands” in the magazine’s World’s Best

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     St. Thomas geologist Roy Watlington CHRISTIANSTED — Local geologist Roy Watlington says a tsunami from Kick ‘em Jenny could reach St. Croix in as little as 80 minutes. A tsunami caused by the volcano erupting would be in St. John first, then St. Thomas in 90 minutes, Watlington

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ST. GEORGE’S — An active underwater volcano off Grenada’s northern coast called Kick ’em Jenny was rumbling this weekend and regional disaster authorities were put on alert, though they said it posed no threat of triggering a destructive tsunami. Since its discovery in the 1930s, Kick ’em Jenny has erupted

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ST. GEORGE’S — An underwater volcano off the Caribbean coast is on the verge of erupting – posing a risk to all passing ships. Named Kick ’em Jenny, the volcano – which sits 180m below sea level off the northern coast of Grenada – has produced no less than 200

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  WILLEMSTAD — There has been yet another oceanic discovery, this time, deep in a coral reef off of Curacao in the Caribbean. Scientists have found a new fish, named the Coryphopterus curasub, which is a species of Goby different from any Goby yet known to man. The discovery was

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded a $7.5 million cocaine shipment to federal law enforcement special agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The crew aboard the cutter Dauntless seized the 275-pound shipment after they intercepted a go-fast boat July 17 in the Caribbean Sea about 80 nautical

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