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READY AND WILLING TO DIE: Trinidad and Tobago (TnT) natives are willing to risk their lives for the terrorist cause. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem

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BLING BLING BAGGAGE HANDLER: Ray Harris, Jr. is stylin’ with Internet t-shirt, gold chains and gold rings prior to his arrest by federal authorities on cocaine smuggling charges. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a  federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler

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NO LOVE LOST ON VALENTINE’S DAY: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Majesty of the Seas was confined to port by the U.S. Coast Guard over a concern about life vests on board the vessel. MIAMI — Over 2,000 passengers who thought they’d be sailing to the Bahamas this week were unexpectedly

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        CHTA’S Frank Comito SAN JUAN — Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. But they say they expect a slight drop this year because of the uncertainty surrounding actions that President Donald Trump might

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CITY ON FIRE: The capital Roseau was lit up with flames as natives of Dominica rioted to protest Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s government. ROSEAU, Dominica – A peaceful protest rally against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during the day on Tuesday in Dominica began to deteriorate as night fell and businesses

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands will be featured in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The Department of Tourism announced the show, which was filmed on St. Thomas and St. John, will air nationally on ABC on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST, and will air locally on cable channel 14 at 9 p.m. AST. The episode

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CHRISTIANSTED — Divers in St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John are helping monitor the diverse coral reefs offshore, giving scientists valuable data that would otherwise be expensive to collect. Healthy coral reefs help the local economy in the territory, demonstrating how important it is to tourism that they stay

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TERROR TOURISM: Welcoming American visitors to the “Emerald Isle” hasn’t always been a priority for Puerto Ricans, who still take pride today in having blown up a bomb on the floor of the U.S. Congress in the 1950’s. VIEQUES, Puerto Rico –  A small island long known as a U.S.

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LOOKING BUSHED IN THE BVI: President Barack and Michelle pose for photos with Necker Island attendants. NECKER ISLAND, BVI—  President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday after jetting in to our region on Richard Branson’s jet. The former first couple posed with staff

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DEAD: HUBERT CHIM (LEFT) SAN JUAN —  Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 31-year-old tourist from California has drowned along the island’s north coast. Police on Monday said Hubert Chim was taking pictures of himself on top of a rock when a wave swept him away. They said he died

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