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BRIDGETOWN — Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today. “With the

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 Angelo Reinoso CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for your help to locate a missing 16-year-old native of the Dominican Republic. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that Angelo Reinoso was last seen on Saturday September 24 near Altona on St. Thomas. Reinoso is an Hispanic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands health centers will be sharing at least $102,369 in federal funding for health information technology upgrades. The funding by the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary is part of $87 million going to 1,310 health centers in every state, the territory, the District of Columbia,

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ISHMAEL LABEET: Ponders his future HAVANA — Safe for now in Cuba, Ishmael Muslim Ali admits to hijacking an American Airlines flight in 1984. But still denies committing the murders that led to that crime. One might expect, in a film called The Skyjacker’s Tale, to hear a lot more

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/Special to the V.I. Free Press BEIJING — I had the special opportunity to study Chinese law and business in the People’s Republic of China this summer for five weeks. I joined a group of American students and law professors in Beijing. Our classes were held at

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Republicans in Congress to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that he asked Congress more than six months ago to fund the “emergency resources” public health experts needed to fight Zika, but Congress said no.

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SAN JUAN — Thirty people have been diagnosed with a rare paralyzing condition caused by Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico, the territory’s health department said Thursday. And Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden says he expects even more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome in Puerto Rico

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, officials announced that 49 pregnant women tested positive for the Zika virus in New York City since April. A baby was born with microcephaly. Most of the people tested were infected when they travelled to Zika-affected areas and very few were infected due to sexual

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The ferry on fire this morning in San Juan SAN JUAN — At least 500 passengers were being evacuated this morning from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast. The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as

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              AUTHOR: Melanie Myers By MELANIE MYERS/Special to the V.I. Free Press NEW YORK — When music artist Kehlani posted photos of herself after her suicide attempt on Instagram, she was bombarded with backlash on the post itself as well as on Twitter and

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