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When you think of rum, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps a mojito, or a Mai Tai? Maybe a Long Island Iced Tea? If you’re like us, rum is simply equated with tropical tiki drinks, and the occasional wintertime sipper (i.e. hot buttered). But this complex spirit,

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MIAMI — The Atlantic Basin remains pretty quiet.  A weak tropical wave is moving into the far Southeast Caribbean, but its low latitude is resulting in some land interaction with South America so no development is expected. Meanwhile… a pretty active tropical wave has moved off the coast of Africa

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Legal Assistance Program received $368,059 on Thursday as part of a 2014 settlement with Bank of America to help prevent home foreclosures and assistant in community development, according to someone familiar with the pact. Eric D. Green, independent monitor of Bank of America’s August 20, 2014,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health (DOH) reports 14 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 79 — 20 cases on St. Croix, 58 cases on St. Thomas, and one on

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WANTED: Rachid Rafaa PHILIPSBURG – Alleged Jihadi terrorist Rachid Rafaa remains at large and people in the Eastern Caribbean are asked to stay vigilant. According to Martinique authorities, Rafaa had been under house arrest there since May 2014 as part of a deportation order. Rafaa disappeared from the house he was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of two tropical waves the National Hurricane Center continues to watch has entered the Caribbean Sea as a disorganized system, but forecasters expect the system to develop as it moves west. According to this morning’s NHC update, the fast-moving system will bring showers and thunderstorms to

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WANTED: Rachid Rafaa PHILIPSBURG – Police in Sint Maarten are warning that a wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist could be traveling in the waters of the Eastern Caribbean by boat. The Korps Politie Sint Maarten (KPSM) or Sint Maarten Police Force said people living in the Eastern Caribbean such as the U.S. Virgin

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MIAMI — A tropical wave is expected to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, bringing rain and gusty wind, the National Hurricane Center said today (July 29). Meanwhile, a second tropical wave in the Atlantic has become better organized. According to forecasters, the first wave is about 1,200 miles east of

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CRUZ BAY — Terminix has offered to pay $87 million to the Delaware family seriously sickened by a pesticide at a St. John resort last year, the company said in an earnings report on Thursday. About $3 million related to the family’s claims have already been paid, and a “tentative

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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