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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Some of the children who were contracted to be “sold” for the evening. PORT-AU-PRINCE — On a luxury yacht in the region, a group of men are waiting for their party guests to arrive – dozens of girls, some as young as 10 years old, who have

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A monkey stares out from its enclosure at the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Danica Coto/AP SAN JUAN — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling

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PUTIN’S PRIDE: Mikhail Young, a native of Russia who was dumped on unsuspecting Christian parents in America, showed his gratitude to his elderly parents by savagely stabbing them to death in St. Thomas while on vacation. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Russian mental patient who stabbed his American foster parents to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service and its supporters will be presenting a talk about historic archaeology at Estate Bethlehem Old Works this week. The lecture will be given by Steve Lenik on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Christiansted National Historic Site. It is being sponsored

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Jevon O.A. Williams with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in Washington, D.C. (VIGOP) CHRISTIANSTED — The following statement by Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams was issued on behalf of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands: “While many across the United States and other U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting

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GOOD CAUSE: The St. Croix community turned out in force to support Crime Stoppers USVI and the Virgin Islands Police Department for their annual benefit. This year it was held at a local golf course. Laurie Dutton (left) of Crime Stoppers USVI stands next to St. Croix Deputy Police Chief

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SANTO DOMINGO — The New York City Health Department announced Thursday that it has identified a cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonae skin/soft tissue infections associated with cosmetic surgery performed in the Dominican Republic. There have been eight cases identified in New York City and two in Connecticut this year. All 10

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — The territory has a small, but dedicated farm industry. Many farm in the Community Gardens on St. Croix and they struggle to receive basic government-sponsored support services such as proper and timely land preparation, and access to a

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DIRTY BUSINESS: A 2015 Newsweek article told the detailed account of an undercover sting operation in the Dominican Republic; a former CIA agent and United States diplomat, posed with an undercover team as tourists looking to buy sex with children in the northern beach town of Sosúa. SANTO DOMINGO — Children

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