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       TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley SAN ANTONIO – Now that St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has sat out the last two games with a right knee injury, TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley says that The Big Fundamental’s career is all but over. Speaking on the Bill Simmons podcast,

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KINGSTON –Jamaican health officials confirmed the  nation’s first case of the Zika virus Saturday in a 4-year-old child who recently returned from a trip to Texas. The child, who has now recovered, began showing symptoms Jan. 17 after visiting that U.S. state, Jamaica’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

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RIO GRANDE CITY – Border Patrol agents arrested a Salvadoran sex offender Tuesday in Texas near the Rio Grande. Agents arrested Oscar Alejandro Herrera-Rodriguez, 29, a citizen of El Salvador, on Tuesday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him. “The defendant claims to have illegally entered the United States

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    Jabari Blash of St. Thomas SAN DIEGO – The Padres acquired Jabari Blash in December with high hopes that he will be their first 40-home-run hitter since native son and four-time team MVP Adrian Gonzalez did it. San Diego has had four managers since June 15, 2015 as

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NEW YORK – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says an immigration lawyer has been arrested in New York for defrauding immigrants, including Caribbean nationals. USCIS said on Friday that Gnoleba Seri, 40, of Brooklyn, New York has been charged for immigration fraud and aggravated identity theft. “Gnoleba

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BEIJING – China’s state-run oil refiner Sinopec Corp. has purchased its first ever batch of U.S. crude oil for export, a source told Reuters on Thursday, a landmark transaction after the ending of a four-decade ban on domestic exports. The cargo, due to be loaded from a Gulf Coast port

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                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands Free Press reported on Dec. 29, 2015 that the Virgin Islands government was facing a Jan. 10, 2016 deadline for REAL ID. Soon after, the other media in the territory

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  CONVICTED: Rohan Myers of Jamaica FORT LAUNDERDALE – A Jamaican national who crammed more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into his long-legged compression underwear in an unsuccessful drug-smuggling attempt was sentenced Wednesday to 2.5 years in federal prison. Rohan Myers, 40, was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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  FROST BIT? Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – St. Croix’s Linval Joseph is expected to start in the Vikings playoff game against Seattle at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. Nose tackle Joseph, who missed last weekend’s victory at Green Bay because of a nagging toe injury,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Slate online magazine has singled out the U.S. Virgin Islands for its “horrifying” treatment of the mentally ill. Slate says that “25 percent of the prison population” in the territory is comprised of people who are mentally ill. An NPR report from 2007 noted that “the U.S.

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