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Gen. John Kelly of the U.S. Southern Command WASHINGTON – The number of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean intent on attacking Western targets has crept upward in the last year, the U.S. general overseeing security in Latin and South America said Friday. These would-be attackers largely come from former British

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Deputy Police Chief Arlene Chalwell CRUZ BAY – The Leander Jurgen Command awarded four police officers appreciation awards during its Quarterly Recognition Presentation in St. John on Thursday. The morning event acknowledged police officers with outstanding performances from covering the period of October to December 2015. Arlene Chalwell, St. John

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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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  D.R. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited in part the drop in

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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are winning easily, resting their stars and giving big minutes to role players. In almost every way, it’s been their best start to a season. Tim Duncan scored a season-high 18 points and the Spurs had eight other players in double figures, rolling

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Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter Newly engaged couple Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis are consistent with being private with their relationship, especially to the details of their wedding plans. The supercouple was photographed together in the Bahamas just after Christmas playing poker with basketball legend Michael Jordan. But because former

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    The Panamian-flagged Chem Venus MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Navy says it has rescued nine Cuban migrants found adrift in a makeshift boat off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Navy said Thursday the private, Panama-flagged tanker ship Chem Venus spotted the Cubans on Tuesday. The Navy dispatched a ship

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The Three Kings Day holiday (feist of the Epiphany for the more religious amongst us) traditionally marks the end of the Christmas season in the Virgin Islands. And especially in St. Croix, just as with Three Kings Day, there is a Spanish flare to what people drink at the holidays.

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This is one tale these fishermen will likely never forget. Conor Cogan and his friends had been fishing off Port Stephens, Australia, on New Year’s Day when they got a little too close to a feisty striped marlin. As video captured by Cogan shows, the 200-pound fish leapt out of

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