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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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MIAMI – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean immigrants among 25 convicted criminals in a major immigration sweep in Central Florida. ICE said that the unidentified Caribbean nationals were from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and

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SAN ANTONIO — When San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan yanked down his second board of the night in Thursday’s 109-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the rebound propelled the veteran into elite company as just the sixth player in NBA history to notch 15,000-plus rebounds. Duncan entered the night

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AUSTIN, Texas — LargeUp, a global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture, will present Austin Island, the first-ever U.S. Virgin Islands music showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The event, co-sponsored by the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Republican consultant from Michigan who advised Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is trying to get himself elected as a delegate to the 2016 GOP nominating convention, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. But according to the territory’s department of elections, John Yob and his wife, Erica, as well

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland. They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas

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