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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Spanish police say they have arrested 11 people — mostly Russians and Ukrainians — in an operation targeting foreign organized crime gangs involved in money laundering. Police said those arrested allegedly ran a network of companies through which they channeled money from Cyprus and Tortola

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TRAPPED IN STT: Jerry Esteves MODESTO, Calif. — All Cady Esteves can do is wait for her father Jerry to come back to their California home. “I was crushed. It’s really hard knowing that he’s there and can’t do nothing about it,” Esteves told a Modesto-area TV station. The 62-year-old

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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PEEVED AT HONDA: AG Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker has sent a scorching letter to a Chicago attorney representing Honda, saying that the carmaker’s “shortcomings” in repairing faulty airbags are “treacherous and unacceptable.” The letter, sent to Chicago attorney Eric Mattson, shared Walker’s concerns over the fact that a St.

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NEW YORK — Puerto Rico’s financial hardships have cast a shadow on the government of Virgin Islands’ image in the bond market, where the local government goes to borrow money. Credit-rating firm Fitch Ratings on July 6 announced it had placed the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam on a rating

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  Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Labor has sanctioned the local labor department $17,298.21 for repeated failures to provide job training for youth and adults, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The exclusive information, which is contained in four letters and one memorandum  obtained exclusively

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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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  V.I. AG Claude Walker HOUSTON — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker agreed on Wednesday to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world’s largest publicly traded oil company misled

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SAN JUAN — The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as

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HAVANA – Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in the province of Pinar del Rio that will be upon completion one of the largest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Yuslenia Saumell, business specialist

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