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  NEWARK –A New Jersey man was indicted Friday for allegedly using his aircraft parts brokering company in a 19-year conspiracy to launder scrapped and rejected jet engine parts, authorities said. Gideon Vaisman, 75, is also accused of filing false tax returns to avoid paying taxes related to his business, U.S.

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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsSports News

The 17th Pan Am Games begin today July 10 and continue until July 26. The Para Pan Am Games will begin August 7 and run until the 15th. The U.S. Virgin Islands has 18 athletes competing in the games. Here are some reasons to pay attention: The Pan Am Games are

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsEducation News

  The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas with a call to ‘act now’ to ensure education goals are prioritized and adequately funded. Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, which represents 30 million education employees globally, told Ministers and delegates: “We need to

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsIrregularities

  The videos on social media show five burly police officers and one man on the ground in a stranglehold. Mitch Henriquez, a black man from Aruba, died soon afterwards and three nights of rioting ensued in an immigrant quarter in The Hague. Was his skin colour a factor? THE

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas News

By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the second time in four 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 was 2.7 in magnitude and occurred

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsPuerto Rico News

As Greece threatens the European order with its inability to pay a suffocating debt, Puerto Rico teeters on the verge of similar collapse. The crisis has driven millions of American citizens into poverty, out of their homes and – increasingly – on to the US mainland. Years of migration and

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At VIFreepCaribbean NewsEntertainment News

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire (VIFreep) — Yonanas, the innovative dessert maker that churns out delicious “ice cream” from just frozen fruit has announced a new opportunity for fans to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One lucky sweepstakes winner and a guest will win a roundtrip vacation for two to the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

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At VIFreepBritish Virgin Islands NewsCaribbean News

Mitt Romney made tax havens like the Cayman Islands household words. But even Willard might blush at how much money the BVI took in last year. That’s right, while we were eating cheese and bread, my neighbors 40 miles to the north were raking in $92 billion in 2013. That’s

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  Attorneys representing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak threatened to take legal action against the Wall Street Journal over allegations of corruption, and claimed that the report was part of a plot against him. Najib has been accused of siphoning off $700 million from a state-controlled investment fund into his

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