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MIAMI – The baby born 15 weeks premature on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean has finally returned to Utah, after spending 78 days at Miami Children’s Hospital where he defied the odds for survival. The TV news media reported that 4-and-a-half-pound Haiden Morgan reunited with his

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Eight refugees fleeing from Cuba were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after they were spotted out at sea just before the sun came up on Sunday morning. The refugees were floating on a row boat that appeared to be attached to barrels, with backpacks and paddles inside. They

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday. The St. Maarten public prosecutor’s office said that

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Kaylyn Rose Sommer on Norwegian Pearl MIAMI – Federal agents were on hand at the Port of Miami on Sunday to begin an investigation into reports that a 24-year-old woman jumped overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship as it sailed off the coast of Cuba. Kaylyn Rose Sommer “was

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    Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne ST. JOHN’S — For the starting price of just $200,000 you can buy citizenship in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua launched its “citizenship by investment program” in 2013, and it has proved so popular that it now accounts for about 25%

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MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who fell off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near the Bahamas. Petty Officer Mark Barney says the Coast Guard got a report around 1 a.m. Friday that a Brazilian man was on the seventh deck of the Oasis

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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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SAN JUAN – A 56-year-old cruise ship passenger from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in Puerto Rico, police said Tuesday, prompting calls for greater oversight of adventure tours in the U.S. commonwealth. Police said Marsha Boekeloo fell 20 feet from the line at the Hacienda

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CHRISTIANSTED – “Restaurant Week” kicks off two weeks from today on the big island of St. Croix. The event, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Tourism Department, begins October 28 and runs through Sunday November 8. It’s officially called “Dine VI” and this culinary showcase is a bright celebration of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – All beaches in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have been deemed unfit for swimming or fishing due to excessive bacterial contamination from rainwater runoff, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it “anticipates negative environmental

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