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SAMANA — Two Americans’ last scheduled night in the Dominican Republic, the couple shared a final drink in town with their new Canadian friends. Then Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle said goodbye, packed their bags and climbed into their rental car for the long, dark drive to the airport. Their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on Tuesday after he “shook down” a man and removed at least $2,000 from him last month. Dante Tonge, 28, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting–grand larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree robbery, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas teenager admitted in federal court that he used an assault rifle to snatch a gold chain, authorities said today. Arthur Greaves, Jr., 19, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S, Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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MIAMI — Demand for culturally relevant and eco-tourism attractions continues to grow and the territory must do more to support their development, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said on Tuesday. During the second full day of the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, key industry players spoke to international tourism’s new dynamics

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Agriculture will announce collection and shipment dates for livestock farmers and others in the St. Thomas/St. John district, who may require slaughtering. You are required to pay the slaughter bill before shipping animals. The Department will also be distributing bagged mulch donated by Arthur

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JOHANNESBURG — A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said. The man and two others were hunting illegally at Kruger National Park last week when the elephant surprised them, park

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CHRISTIANSTED — No injuries were reported after a garbage truck driver apparently lost control of its brakes and smashed into a St. Croix bar and restaurant this morning. Rossie’s Bar & Restaurant in Estate Richmond near the U.S Post Office said the truck careened out of control and took out

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today the appointment of Jessica Gallivan and the reappointment of Judges Debra Watlington, Douglas Brady and Kathleen Mackay to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Jessica Gallivan, who is currently a magistrate judge with the Superior Court has been nominated by Governor

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LONDON — A new song by the British duo The Luck titled “Ella’s Hope” will be released on Friday. “Ella’s Hope” is a ballad about a five-year-old girl living in the U.S. Virgin Islands with a rare, severe neurological condition known as Rett Syndrome and her journey for a cure.

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TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia’s plan to sell some of its Caribbean assets is facing scrutiny from a regional watchdog that has flagged what it says are the deal’s “anti-competitive effects.” Scotiabank announced late last November that it had struck a deal to sell banking operations in nine “non-core”

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