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Bandleader Stanley Jacobs CHRISTIANSTED – The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a quelbe music album by Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights as part of its Black History Celebration in February. According to the online magazine Jazz News, the album called “Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands is scheduled to

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SANTO DOMINGO – Get ready to book some plane tickets because Vladimir Guerrero is making his comeback … kind of. While we’ve seen bits and pieces of Vlad since he retired in 2011, mostly through his son, we haven’t had a chance to watch him crush dingers. (Cue movie trailer

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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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                    Gov. Kenneth Mapp Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which means all federal and territorial government offices are closed. The day celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is Jan. 15. The holiday is observed on the

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SANTO DOMINGO — A new Hard Rock International hotel and casino will open in the Dominican Republic in late 2017. Developed in collaboration with All Inclusive Collection, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo will feature 400 hotel rooms and suites, as well as a state-of-the-art casino. It is the

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NASSAU – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) holds its annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace this week, from Jan. 21 to 23, at Atlantis, Paradise Island. Following the standard format of past Marketplace events, tourism suppliers will meet one-on-one with wholesalers in scheduled appointment slots, which in 2015 totaled 11,888

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St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has won 5 NBA titles SAN ANTONIO – Throughout the week ESPN has been rolling out rankings for the top 10 players of all time at each position, as voted on by its panel of experts. If you are a die-hard Spurs fan because of your

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         Fort Mylner Banco Popular CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A taxi driver said his offer to give someone a ride downtown early this morning went awry after he made it known to the passenger that it was a for-pay ride and then the man threw a bottle at

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                     A crab’s eye necklace. SAN JUAN — A two-year-old girl is recovering from what her mother calls a severe poisoning incident during a Caribbean cruise. Samantha Gandy said she woke up early Wednesday to find her daughter Audrey drooling and burning

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   ARRESTED: Zebedee Schulterbrandt CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A report of gunshots fired early this morning led police to an address on Vester Gade in Savan where a 36-year-old man was acting suspiciously. The 911 Emergency Call Center sent police there at 5:07 a.m. where a man at the address given

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