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CHRISTIANSTED – Seven Venezuelan men were given sentences of 1.75 years in prison for bringing 357 pounds of marijuana to the region. Felix Gomez, 38, Roman Jose Aguilera Gig, 39, Jesus Garcia, 35, Jhoan Gomez, 29, Rosauro Morao, 46, Manual Rodriguez, 52, and Juan Rodriguez, 26, all Venezuelan nationals were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ men’s national team pulled one out of the hat on Sunday to eke out a victory in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s Americas Qualifiers. Game high scorer Georgio Milligan stepped up to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 64-59. The USVI’s defeat

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Brazil became the fifth team in the Americas to qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 after defeating the Virgin Islands, 104-80, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas on Thursday. Brazil join Argentina, Canada, USA and Venezuela as the teams that have

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QUEBEC, Canada — The V.I. Department of Tourism reports that airlines serving the territory are satisfied with their route performance and some are looking forward to increasing capacity to the islands in the months ahead. Speaking at the conclusion of the 12th Routes Americas conference in French Canada, Tourism Commissioner

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TORONTO — The first black, Caribbean-Canadian-made film of 2019 launches a limited theatrical release on February 28. Caribbean-Canadian filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon’s internationally acclaimed feature film, HERO – Inspired By The Extraordinary Life & Times Of Ulric Cross, makes its Canadian theatrical premiere at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  In celebration of HERO’s achievement, Ghanian superstar Adjetey Anang, and British rising star Eric

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LONDON — The British government has updated its travel advisory on St. Kitts and Nevis maintaining that although most visits are trouble-free, there have been incidents of crime including murder, armed robbery and sexual assault. Updating its website on January 24, the British government also warned that “although there’s no

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HAVANA — A 24-year-old student has become the first United States citizen to play in an official Cuban league in around six decades, just as Cubans are batting for Major League Baseball without having to defect under a historic deal made in December. U.S.-Cuban relations have chilled as U.S. President

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands signed off on a reciprocal driver’s license agreement with Taiwan on Thursday, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The agreement, signed in the presence of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Taiwan’s representative, allows licensed drivers from the Virgin Islands and Taiwan

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WASHINGTON — Small countries will lose the most from a United States fight with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The global trade body’s appeals panel may be paralyzed next year because of the USA’s obstinacy.  Yet America, China and the EU can wring concessions without filing complaints over commerce disputes.

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HAVANA — Cash-strapped Cuba plans fresh austerity measures and will pressure the sluggish bureaucracy to tighten its belt and cut red tape to address weak growth, falling export earnings and rising debt. The economy has averaged one percent annual growth over the last three years, compared with a five percent

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