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AERIAL VIEW: Of St. John following Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6. 2017. CRUZ BAY — The Asolare restaurant is gone, practically blown off its cliff, along with its world-famous carrot ginger soup. The facade of Margarita Phil’s is a junkyard of yellow and vermilion planks. Multimillion-dollar homes and aluminum huts alike

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REALITY SETS IN: With no help from the federal or local government seven days after the passing of Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma, St. Thomas residents move into “survival mode” in order to get by. WSTA-AM 1340 Lucky 13’s Addie Ottley said Monday that the bulk FEMA relief supplies had

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SINT MAARTEN GETS SMASHED BY HURRICANE IRMA: The apocalyptic pictures of the devastation. PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Apocalyptic scenes of flattened buildings and ruined airports emerged from once-lush islands devastated by historic Hurricane Irma, as the deadly storm lashed vulnerable Haiti, where one government official called it a “nuclear hurricane”

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FREDERIKSTED — With the territory likely to sustain at least tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Irma, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) said Sunday that sandbag distribution will begin territory-wide 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The agency gave a list of locations where the sandbags can be

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the

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CHRISTIANSTED – On August 25, 2017, after a five-day trial, a federal jury on St. Croix convicted Gilroy Derrick Elcock, 45, of six counts of production of child pornography, two counts of aggravated rape first degree, and one count of possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said.

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WASHINGTON — There was the hum of tiny wings, a flash of green that caught her eye – and in a blink a daughter’s grief took flight. Diana Seuell of Pasco, Wash. remembers the exact moment she spied the hummingbird hovering directly in front of her. The warm May morning

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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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