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     Shedrick Jones Sr. of NABVETS LOUISVILLE — The National Association for Black Veterans is a nationwide association of veterans.  Established in 1969 during very turbulent racial tensions, NABVETS has always served to highlight and preserve the significant and historical contributions of African Americans in the United States military. For more than 40 years

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  PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – A passenger on the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship captured video of the ship’s crew rescuing seven Cubans who were on a small raft Saturday. Officials had to make two trips to the migrants’ yellow raft. While there was a Coast Guard

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 Missing man: Lubin Phipps of St. Thomas BOWIE, Maryland – The daughter of an 80-year-old St. Thomas man, who had been missing for weeks after he wandered away from a senior picnic, is heartbroken that her father died outdoors, alone. Police believe they found the body of Lubin Phipps during

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FREDERIKSTED – A public debate about slavery reparations has surfaced on the floor of the Parliament in Denmark about whether the Virgin Islands wants “an apology” or “money” for its centennial celebration next year. According to Caribbean Life, the Unity Party in Denmark’s Parliament quoted Shelley Moorhead, president of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 65-year-old St. Thomas woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and missing since Thursday was discovered safe, but dehydrated near Brewer’s Bay this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Reported as a “missing vulnerable adult” on Friday, Karen Andrews was last seen at 9 p.m. Thursday

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Historian George Tyson CHRISTIANSTED – A collection of slavery records available over the Internet could help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, which is a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online at ancestry.com, already have helped Susan Samuel of

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BOSTON – The First Circuit refused to reopen immigration proceedings for a Chinese man who waited nearly 14 years to challenge his removal, saying he failed to show that Christians in recent years have faced increased persecution in China. In a published decision, a three-judge panel for the appeals court

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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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     Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The patient arrived at Schneider Hospital in St. Thomas shortly after midnight on a Sunday, complaining of sharp and tearing chest pains and shortness of breath. He was sweating. Doctors diagnosed a ruptured aortic valve that required emergency open heart surgery — a procedure no

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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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