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Coakley Bay Condominiums in St. Croix Home prices have risen sharply, but not enough to trigger an increase in the maximum loan that can be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac next year. The baseline conforming loan limit will remain at $417,000 in 2016 for the 11th

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region. The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was

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Rain falls on Queen Street in Christiansted CHRISTIANSTED – Heavy rains drenched parts of St. Croix Saturday with nearly three inches of rain being recorded by the National Weather Service and a flash flood and rip current warnings remain in effect. Rough seas and choppy waves of up to seven

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Milt Newton of St. Thomas MINNEAPOLIS — Kent Amos sat in his Washington, D.C., living room 36 years ago, three lost boys standing before him. Amos and his wife Carmen were embarking on a new mentoring program for wayward children, and 14-year-old Milt Newton was among the first three candidates

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in the territory are closed due to the possibility that runoff from storm water could have made them unsafe for swimming or fishing, The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday. “Due to heavy rains this week, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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WILLEMSTED – Three members of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and one former member were arrested by Curacao authorities Wednesday following a corruption investigation on the island. The four men are suspected of providing assistance to criminals involved in drug trafficking and face charges that include corruption, money laundering and

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Judge J. Paul Oetken CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands urged the Second Circuit this month to affirm a New York district court’s dismissal of an $84 million tax refund suit filed by an oil refinery, saying that its tax laws are distinct and it has exclusive jurisdiction over such

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JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and military partners supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South, including the U.S. Coast Guard, thwarted an attempt by drug traffickers to transport over 690 pounds of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. Joint Interagency Task Force South oversees

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SANTO DOMINGO — Dominican authorities say at least 11 people have died and over 70 have been injured when two buses collided between two eastern resort towns. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the buses were carrying employees of the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and the Coco Bongo nightclub. Authority spokesman

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Coast Guard rescue teams are combing the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico in search of a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through our region. Coast Guard officials say the missing man was identified as Luis Leyva Aliaga, 62, a first engineer aboard

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