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Some of the missing Americans presumed dead SAN JUAN – Authorities believe a cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 crewmen aboard was lost at sea and believed to have sunk in the teeth of Hurricane Joaquin, The Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Aircraft have returned to the southeastern Bahamas to resume the search for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board that got caught in Hurricane Joaquin. The Category 4 storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across

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MIAMI – The United States Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million, found during two recent operations in the Caribbean Sea. Officials offloaded the items at the Coast Guard Station Miami Beach this morning. The drugs

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Woman raped aboard Holland America Line MIAMI – Sexual violence occurring on cruise ships has long been a topic that cruise companies are hesitant to address. Cruise lines are required by 2010’s Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act to release quarterly information on all alleged onboard crimes, but the truth is

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           Sheila Roseau of the UNFPA KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean has a strategy to reduce of adolescent pregnancies across the region. “The goal of this framework is to reduce adolescent pregnancy by 20 per cent by the year 2019,” said

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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ORANJESTAD – Aruba’s Energy Ministry said today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with PDVSA’s U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum to explore reopening and operating the island’s refinery, idled since 2012. The 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery, which was operated by U.S. firm Valero Energy Corp., closed because of high operating costs

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KEY WEST – Six men from Cuba came ashore in Key Largo Thursday morning on a dilapidated, makeshift sailboat that didn’t look fit enough for a pond, let alone the Florida Straits. The men spent eight days at sea on the boat, which was buoyed by what appeared to be

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          Haiden at the hospital in Miami MIAMI – Born at sea. That’s what doctors wrote on the birth certificate of little Haiden Morgan. His parents from Utah and were vacationing aboard a cruise ship when he unexpectedly made his debut. Emily Morgan was due in December and got clearance from

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MIAMI – At least 4,000 pounds of recently-seized drugs, worth some $11 million, was offloaded Friday by the Coast Guard at its base in Miami Beach. According to the Coast Guard, the 559 pounds of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana were confiscated during two separate seizures earlier this month

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