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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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               Judy Jai of “Bad Girls Club” FALMOUTH, Jamaica – It is being reported that reality television star Judith Jackson was kicked off Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas after “getting into an altercation” with her travel companion. Judi Jai was on Season 7 of the “Bad Girls Club” and

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – It has become increasingly evident that the Caribbean’s two new, high-profile franchise tournaments, the West Indies Cricket Board’s first-class Professional Cricket League (PCL) and the privately financed and organized Caribbean Premier League (CPL), cannot comfortably coexist. Conde Riley, head of the PCL Barbados franchise, maintained last week

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                   Overland Park, Kansas OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — If you are island-hopping through the Caribbean, your world just expanded with Sprint. New regional destinations have been added to the free Sprint Open World add-on service, giving customers unlimited free texting and great rates on calls and high-speed data.  For customers traveling

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By Conchita Caracicatriz/Special To The V.I. Free Press CARACAS – Ten years after Venezuela stopped cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, corruption continues to be the most important tool in U.S. and allied efforts at destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, Venezuela’s then Interior

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                 David Duran of Petrotiger ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – New anti-corruption squads will extend the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather evidence and enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Earlier this year, the Federal

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