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SAN DIEGO  — Jabari Blash of St. Thomas got his first Major League Baseball start in left field on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough for the Padres to keep from becoming the first team in MLB history to be shut out in its first three games. Power-hitter Blash was no

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SAN DIEGO — Jabari Blash of St. Thomas allowed himself to soak the moment in: The American flag stretched across center field, the flyover, the 44,000-plus fans peering down on the players stretched across each foul line. He was a major leaguer. Finally. Of course, the absence of any of that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 25-year-old Georgia native had his first appearance in federal court on Monday in St. Thomas on charges that he is a marijuana smuggler, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. appeared  Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a

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MIAMI — Mayor Clint Johnson of DeBary, Florida, plans to sail from Cuba to Key West on a makeshift raft this month. Johnson has been preparing for his trip by making rafts and sailing shorter distances. On Friday, he sailed in the Atlantic Ocean to experience the currents and wind

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make her first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 30-31. Joined by Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina, Secretary Jewell will meet with Gov. Kenneth Mapp, deliver keynote remarks at the 99th Transfer Day Ceremony and join the

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MIAMI — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reporting an insightful mission to Miami and Fort Lauderdale earlier this month, including the territory’s participation at Seatrade Global 2016. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the USVI’s tourism commissioner, reported strong interest in the Ports of the Virgin Islands from dozens of

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Foul trouble continued to plague Rakeem Christmas on Thursday as the Mad Ants lost their fourth-straight game, coming up short against the Westchester Knicks by a score of 98-86 After scoring six of Fort Wayne’s first 13 points, Indiana’s rookie, while matched up against the more

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer, doubled in two more and threw out a pair of runners trying to steal, leading the San Diego Padres to a 17-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Padres starter Andrew Cashner overcame a rocky first and went six innings,

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NEW YORK — A JetBlue flight attendant who authorities say left behind 70 pounds of cocaine worth up to $3 million after flinging off her heels and running from security at Los Angeles Internationals Airport was arrested here. The judge overseeing the case, Viktor V. Pohorelsky, had originally granted 31-year-old

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