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         U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old Mexican national was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for re-entering the United States after previously being deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Carlos Salvador Fernandez to 25 months in prison and

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Milly Reuter of the Dominican Republic NEW YORK – The second-most shared story on Vogue’s website today is that Dominicana women have replaced Brazilian models as the new, most in-demand exotic models in the world. The article features five women from the Dominican Republic: Ysaunny Brito, Lineisy Montero, Milly Reuter,

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     Ramon S. Davila of St. Croix WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Ramon Davila quit his job as a senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service a decade ago, after an internal probe found that he had run up tens of thousands of dollars in dubious

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MIAMI – The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a mass die off – a “white death” spanning the globe. That’s the stark message from reports about the impact of a monster El Niño that is warming the world’s oceans. With hundreds of millions of people relying on

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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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     Pope Francis at Philadephia airport PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis met Sunday night with a Delaware family of four who were poisoned by a dangerous pesticide used to kill wood beetles in the condominium below where they stayed on vacation in St. John in March. The secret encounter took place in the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) SYMX, +3.08% a global energy and gasification technology company enabling clean, high-value energy and chemical products from multiple feedstocks, today reported financial and operating results for its fiscal 2015 year and fourth quarter, ended June 30, 2015. “With three emerging

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By Conchita Caracicatriz/Special To The V.I. Free Press CARACAS – Ten years after Venezuela stopped cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, corruption continues to be the most important tool in U.S. and allied efforts at destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, Venezuela’s then Interior

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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