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SAN JUAN — St. Thomas boxer Clayton Laurent Jr. remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Kenny Cruz Carasquillo of Bayamon on Friday night. Heavyweight Laurent bested Cruz Carasquillo at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto before his opponent’s home crowd. With the victory, Laurent improves to

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PORT OF SPAIN — The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center is reporting that 54 earthquakes occurred within the last 24 hours in the Eastern Caribbean. According to UWI, the earthquakes happened from December 6 at 4:28 p.m. to December 7 at 9:50 a.m. “The events were in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to students who represent the first generation in their family to attend college. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students. The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) for its U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Storm Strong Program. The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program. Through new

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MARIGOT — French authorities on Saint Martin seized 285 kilograms (628 pounds) of cocaine worth some $27.4 million. Gerald Darmanin, France’s minister of public action and accounts, said the bust took place on Monday when coastguards approached a boat in territorial waters near Saint Martin, an island 1,500 kilometres (932

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The holidays came early this year for children in the territory as the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association and St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association worked alongside the Puerto Rico branch of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to distribute toys to nearly 1,800 children in Virgin

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico dispersed millions of dollars in holiday bonuses to government workers on Wednesday despite a warning from its federally appointed oversight board that doing so could harm the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s ability to make payroll later in the current fiscal year. Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office announced

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SAN JUAN — Clayton “Mr. 340” Laurent Jr. of St. Thomas wants to continue his family’s winning ways this weekend. As the stepson of Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, the Jackson family has had its share of champions. “Boxing is what I love to do, it’s what I live for,” Laurent

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SAN JUAN — A report from Puerto Rico’s government says Hurricane Maria had a $43 billion impact on the U.S. territory’s economy, $1 billion more than originally estimated. The Puerto Rico Planning Board’s report says its calculations took into account millions of dollars received so far in federal hurricane recovery

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CHRISTIANSTED – Four mostly elderly Guyanese men admitted in federal court that they tried to smuggle 8,300 pounds of cocaine into the Caribbean. Mohamed Hoseain, 70, and Richard La Cruz, 51, each of Georgetown, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to possession of cocaine on

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