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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay and Vessup Bay on St. Thomas had a high bacteria count

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman told police that a BVI man strangled, slapped, punched and bit her at the beach on Thursday. Isaiah R. Frett, 34, of Road Town, Tortola, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today. Police said they

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native who was deported from the United States last year for drug trafficking got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge for trying to sneak into the territory in May. Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A BVI native and a Florida man who allegedly brought a combined $88,000 to the territory in their luggage from the BVI were charged with two federal crimes in St. Thomas today. A federal Grand Jury today returned separate indictments against Mikiel Robin, 21, of Road Town,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury decided that a British Virgin Islands native must stand trial for allegedly bringing 11 pounds of cocaine by ferry boat to the territory. A federal Grand Jury today returned an indictment against Shane C. Freeman, 32, of Road Town, Tortola charging him with

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