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Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based automaker.

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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,000 Virgin Islands residents will take part in the 30th annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 19 – Oct. 31. ridding the territory’s beaches of waste, from soda cans and plastic bags to tires and home appliances. The Coastweeks cleanups on selected St. Thomas,

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        Fed President William Dudley NEW YORK – A September rate hike is looking less compelling, according to William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve. A voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Dudley addressed the Fed’s potential tightening—especially considering the recent collapse in U.S. equities and

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Hurricane Marilyn struck Sept. 15, 1995 MIAMI —For some, hurricane season is viewed as a mountain with an elevator awaiting on the other side. You climb to the top and it’s easy going on the way down. But, that’s really not how it works. “It’s a bell curve. It’s a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If the decision to impose a State of Emergency on the territory for the five days it took Gov. Kenneth Mapp to attend the West Indian American Carnival Parade in New York City was taken lightly – while rampant violent crime was taking place here – it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting

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              UVI President David Hall FREDERIKSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands claims it puts $80 million into the local economy on a yearly basis. So you’d think UVI President David Hall wouldn’t have to accept a $70,000 donation from Cane Bay VI LLLP’s David Johnson, Kirk Chewning and Richard

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              PriceSmart on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – PriceSmart, Inc. today announced that for the month of August 2015 net sales increased 12.6% to $232.7 million, from $206.7 million in August a year earlier. For the twelve months ended August 31, 2015, net sales increased 11.3% to $2,721.1 million from

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