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ORANJESTAD – One of seven Venezuelan men whose boat capsized near Aruba died after he was attacked by a shark while being rescued, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard said Monday. Two other men perished when they sank with the vessel. Spokesman Roderick Gouverneur told The Associated Press that the shark

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region. The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was

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Kaylyn Rose Sommer on Norwegian Pearl MIAMI – Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Sunday to begin an investigation into reports that a 24-year-old woman jumped overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship as it sailed off the coast of Cuba. Kaylyn Rose Sommer “was

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TAMPA — Memories of his last hours in Cuba come to Don Perez like a slide show with missing frames. He has a mental image of a giant glass wall in the airport in Havana. Six at the time, Perez stood on one side and his parents on the other.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix are asking the public’s assistance in locating Wayne Winston Burke, a runaway minor. Wayne Winston Burke was last seen on Friday September 25, 2015 at 10 p.m. in the Estate Strawberry area. Wayne was last seen wearing a pair of short pants and a

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Dorothy Jenkins Fields in Miami By DOROTHY JENKINS FIELDS/Special To The V.I. Free Press If you want excitement, mystery and surprise look no further. It is not a video game and or on YouTube. According to three genealogists — photographer and visual documentarian Marvin Elliott Ellis; preservationist Sonia Jacobs Dow

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FREDERIKSTED – In a rare move, the Virgin Islands Police Department has released two additional pictures of a woman they initially described as having mental disabilities who went missing eight days ago. Nina Gundolo has been missing since Monday November 2, when she was last seen at 1:00 a.m. in

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MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who fell off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near the Bahamas. Petty Officer Mark Barney says the Coast Guard got a report around 1 a.m. Friday that a Brazilian man was on the seventh deck of the Oasis

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Jada Benn Torres from Notre Dame University speaks with a Garifuna man on St. Vincent In the island chain called the Lesser Antilles, stretching from the Virgin Islands south to Trinidad and Tobago, a team of researchers lead by Theodore Schurr, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s School

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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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