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Despite being the butt of many lawyer-themed jokes, maritime law is a real thing and it is a lot more convoluted than one would think. Most people think they’ll never have to worry about maritime law, it isn’t like the average person spends an extended period of time on a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed a proclamation recently recognizing African Heritage Week and African Liberation Day, which takes place on May 25th annually. About 200 million people in the Americas identify as being of African descent and millions more live in other parts of the world outside of the African

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged with smuggling 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez, 48, were each charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance

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ST. CATHARINES — Students at the University of the West Indies could be about to get a range of new studying options after the college agreed to debate creating an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies. The university, which has 36,000 students, has signed an agreement with Brock University in Ontario, Canada to

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT At one time in the not-too-distant past, Singapore was afflicted with economic chaos and rampant corruption. It suffered from a decaying infrastructure, labor and social unrest, and high gang crime and unemployment. But, over the past 50 years, it has enjoyed tremendous economic growth and spectacular

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JOHANNESBURG — A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said. The man and two others were hunting illegally at Kruger National Park last week when the elephant surprised them, park

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LONDON — A new song by the British duo The Luck titled “Ella’s Hope” will be released on Friday. “Ella’s Hope” is a ballad about a five-year-old girl living in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a rare, severe neurological condition known as Rett Syndrome and her journey for a cure.

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MIAMI —  Two shipping vessels have been reported “abandoned” and “adrift” in the Caribbean today. One was described by the Maritime Bulletin as being a coastal shipping vessel and the other is a “cargo ship” that was reported abandoned and adrift in “Caribbean waters” on March 29. In other maritime

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr said today the U.S. Virgin Islands is no longer on a list on a list of 23 high-risk jurisdictions the European Commission claimed were “posing significant threats” to the European Union’s financial system, including threats of terrorism. “I am pleased to announce the territory

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CHRISTIANSTED – Four Guyanese nationals got sentences ranging from two years to four years for bringing 8,309 pounds of cocaine to the region by sea vessel. Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36

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