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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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SAN JUAN — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history. There has been so little rain here

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  CHRISTIANSTED —I’m kayaking on the Salt River in near darkness. There are a few homes lit up on a nearby hill, close to where Christopher Columbus landed in 1493. And there’s a bucketful of stars over head. As I float silently, I roll my arm back and forth in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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CRUZ BAY — On the island of St. John, more than half of which is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, this four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath waterfront villa known as Beach Garden is a private oasis. Nestled on 1.07 acres on a hillside, the Bali-inspired house abuts the rocky shore of

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the British Virgin Islands has released templates for Individual and Entity Self-Certification Forms under US and UK FATCA. Copies can be found on the BVI Government’s website. The templates have been issued to assist BVI Reporting Financial Institutions (FFIs)

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PORTLAND, Maine — Barber Foods is recalling 1,707,494 pounds of raw frozen chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture received reports of a cluster of people in Minnesota and Wisconsin becoming ill with salmonella poisoning. The Maine company said the recalled products, produced between Feb. 17 and May 20, 2015,

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CRUZ BAY — A Texas man who allegedly fled to the British Virgin Islands to avoid sexual assault charges in Colorado had his day in an Aspen courtroom Friday. Peter Duane Watkins, 40,  is accused of brutally raping a 65-year-old Aspen, Colo. hotel employee in the spring. He was arrested by

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ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — The leader of the British Virgin Islands says his government hopes to reopen a luxury resort that shuttered last month, or at least help workers find other jobs. The Biras Creek Resort ended operations last week. A message on the resort’s website doesn’t report

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