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The Virgin Islands Free Press spiked a Letter to the Editor by Ezril Dusky in the Sunday edition of the V.I. Freep because as an online newspaper, we do not wish to appear to be taking a stand against transgender teachers teaching in territorial public schools. The V.I. Free Press

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DUDE, WHERE’S THE GNARLY WAVES? Who wins when surfer dudes take on big tourism and a hotel chain? AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico  — The sun had just risen along Puerto Rico’s northwest coast when Paul Schmidt hopped off his surfboard and emerged from the water at Wilderness Beach, ending another session

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ENTERPRISE, Trinidad  — By the time he was 17, Fahyim Sabur had memorized the Quran. At 23, he was shunning calypso parties and giving private Arabic lessons in his neighborhood here in Enterprise, about 20 miles south of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. A year later,

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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories  — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a top

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Celeste Bermudez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced.

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SAN JUAN — Three men were charged Tuesday with shipping cocaine from Puerto Rico to their home in Delaware through the U.S. Postal Service, according to city police. Officers were notified that two of the men had shipped about 130 grams of cocaine on Tuesday and went to their address in

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TSA NO BUENO IN PUERTO RICO: People for fiscal responsibility in government are calling on President Donald Trump to disband the Transportation Security Administration as a waste of taxpayers hard-earned money. SAN JUAN — A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been arrested for their alleged involvement

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LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE: Marie Holmes of North Carolina, a 26-year-old unemployed mother of four children shared in a $546.1 million Powerball jackpot in February of 2015. SAN JUAN — In cash-strapped Puerto Rico where the exodus of people due to worsening economic conditions has been well-documented by most of the national

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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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