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AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines,

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WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica

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PHILIPSBURG — As the United States faces a shortage of an estimated 120,000 physicians by 2030, tens of thousands of medical students across the nation and abroad last week learned where and how they’ll be helping to address the problem. Match Day, as it’s known, now carries increased significance as

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JACKSON — Two St. Croix women living in Louisiana were killed on a U.S. highway in a car crash in Mississippi early Friday morning. Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said the driver, Jinika Nisbitt, 23, was a native of St. Croix, but was currently living in LaPlace, Louisiana. The passenger

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WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech presented a check to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for $2,228,901 this week. The monies represent an adjustment to the actual certified rum excise tax amounts for FY 2018. Certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, this

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SAN JUAN – The flu season is far from over — and spreading to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting the flu is widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. This is a slight increase compared to last week. Fifteen more children have died from flu-related complications,

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. gave an update on the state of the territory to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during the committee’s hearing to examine the state of U.S. territories on Capitol Hill Tuesday. In his testimony, Governor Bryan thanked the Congress for its

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A grandmother has been arrested on St. Thomas for “false imprisonment” and related charges after an infant child left the U.S. mainland without permission in a custody matter. Barbara Francis, 66, of Charlotte Amalie, has been charged with false imprisonment and interference with custody after being arrested

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FREDERIKSTED — Members of the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Croix conducted a joint assignment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a search for wanted fugitive Brandel Lynard Berry. Berry was wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred in Louisiana on January 11. After the robbery, Berry absconded to

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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands national committeeman has been named to the group that will nominate the Republican Party’s choice for president in 2020. Jevon O.A. Williams, 31, of St. Croix also said that he has been invited by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to a Black History Month

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