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    The Palms in La Grande Princesse CHRISTIANSTED – Beaches near two of St. Croix’s most popular hotels – The Palms Hotel in La Grande Princesse and the Buccaneer Hotel in Shoys – are not considered safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

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     Bradley Highbarger CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 42-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested Thursday afternoon for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Bradley Highbarger of Frenchman’s Bay Estate was arrested at 1:37 p.m. on a warrant issued by the Superior Court, the VIPD said.

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                         Tashimo Scatliffe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 33-year-old St. Thomas man who pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession charges in federal court on Monday was arrested two days later for trying to hide his criminal history from a potential employer, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Tashimo Scatliffe of

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MANZANILLO, Mexico — Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a “potentially catastrophic landfall” later in the day. Residents of a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast dotted with resorts and fishing villages

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SAN JUAN – Fearing her husband would die waiting for a heart transplant in Miami, Carmen Concepcion started looking for a faster way to save his life, and found the answer in her native Puerto Rico. Pablo, 59, could barely walk from the family room to the bathroom without growing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 38-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on domestic violence-related charges Wednesday after police said he beat his pregnant wife. Ravinder Singh of Estate Wintberg was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence, after he was positively identified as the individual responsible for assaulting his

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  Leonardo Pizarro-Torres of Puerto Rico CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico wanted for a 2012 murder in Vieques was taken into custody this afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested in Hospital Ground on a warrant issued by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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Brian McCabe of G4S WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the dark recesses of the Pentagon, and at 100 U.S. Marine bases in countries spanning Afghanistan to South Korea, Even as the U.S. shrinks its military force, demand for private security services in the $47 billion a year North American market has

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath CHRISTIANSTED – The terminal assets of the idled HOVENSA refining complex on the St. Croix will come up for auction in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on November 10, but a final sale is contingent on local government and legislative approval of an operating

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Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramírez CARACAS – U.S. officials have launched an investigation to find out if Venezuela’s leaders used Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, to embezzle billions of dollars through several schemes and kickbacks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the

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