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By ZAID JILANI/THE INTERCEPT Caribbean nations have long served as tax havens for the world’s economic elite, with many offering so-called economic citizenship where, for large payments, one can simply buy citizenship in their countries. That can save the 1 percent a pretty penny. Overseas tax evasion costs the U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in St. Croix – near Mill Harbour Condominiums – has been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) in its weekly beach advisory. But DPNR admits that beaches on the other Virgin Islands were not tested at

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The Au Clair School opened in Wilmington, Del., in 1969. A decade later, the Wilmington New-Journal started writing about abuse of autistic children at the facility. Former workers said they witnessed children being beaten at Au Clair as part of their “treatment.” The newspaper described children hit with plastic bats

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Sen. Sammuel Sanes during Session CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The board of directors of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) has approved the purchase and sales agreement between Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC and HOVENSA, according to a Government House statement. PDVSA has also agree to waive its tax claims against the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED – A thief lassooed an ATM with a rope and used his SUV to tear it off of its footing at a gas station in Peter’s Rest early this morning. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 3:52 a.m. Friday that a grand larceny incident had occurred at

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT CHARLOTTE AMALIE – It might surprise a lot of people that Supermodel Hannah Davis began her modeling career in St. Thomas to make extra money to buy tennis racquets. Davis might have dreamed early of making the cover of Sports Illustrated, but if she did it

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ARRESTED: Adowa Fleming CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested today in connection with the shooting death of a 42-year-old Texas woman who was killed in late October. It is the second arrest in the murder of Rajkumarie Hendrickson of Texas at the Jala Jala Nightclub. Jibri

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TORONTO – Police have arrested two Canadian men for allegedly importing approximately 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine concealed in more than 40 cartons of orange juice. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers working at the Port of Halifax discovered the about 11.6 gallons of liquid cocaine inside a sea container

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Supermodel Hannah Davis is not only getting married to Yankees great Derek Jeter. The couple has already taken the plunge when it comes to where they will live after they are married: St. Thomas. Davis and Jeter live in an “open-air-porch West Indies plantation house on the

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Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – After not playing for the last two games, it’s not just Linval Joseph himself who wants him to get back in the lineup – it’s also the wish of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have not won since Joseph went out

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