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SAN DIEGO — Jabari Blash’s Major League Baseball career lasted about one month. The Padres designated the St. Thomas native for assignment over the weekend, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune was the first to report. The Padres gave Blash a shot this season as a Rule 5 pick,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from Los Angeles, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix pleaded guilty to marijuana smuggling related charges in federal court on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Clarence Griffin, 44, of California, Robert Brown, 29, of St. Croix, and

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CHRISTIANSTED —Republican Party of the Virgin Islands chairman John Canegata on Sunday questioned the moral character of Bill and Hillary Clinton on the eve of the former president’s speech at Island Center on St. Croix. “After being rejected by Democrats in 20 primary and caucus contests for a 74-year-old socialist

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CHRISTIANSTED — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will make a campaign stop for his wife Hillary in St. Croix on Monday. The May 16 event is timed to happen ahead of the Democratic caucus meeting slated for June 4. “President Clinton will attend a public event in St. Croix where

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google announced today that it will no longer allow payday lenders to advertise on its systems because the loans often come with high interest rates and quick repayment requirements that push borrowers into debt. Payday lenders offer quick cash to low-income people, who are then required

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SAN ANTONIO — The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out an impressive and critical Game 5 win over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. While the Thunder were carried by a heroic effort from Russell Westbrook and a stingy defense, the buzz is once again

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KINGSTOWN — A native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who is facing kidnapping and murder charges in his Caribbean homeland, has been fingered as a key suspect in one of New York city’s most infamous cold cases involving a Brooklyn high-school honors student, the Virgin Islands Free Press has

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Three passengers and four flight attendants had been taken to the hospital with head injuries after an Allegiant Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic experienced severe turbulence, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the FAA, Allegiant 7001, an Airbus A319 aircraft, diverted to Fort

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 31-year-old Puerto Rico native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to attempting to smuggle Brazilian nationals into the territory last year. Angel De Jesus Marrero pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas on Tuesday to encouraging and inducing aliens to illegally enter

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SAN DIEGO — In the same year that former Miami Dade College player Mike Piazza made the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Sharks program has sent yet another player to the major leagues. Jabari Blash, who played for MDC in 2009 and 2010 as a raw prospect, made his MLB

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