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WILLEMSTAD — Commodity trader Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. Ltd is in talks to secure funding for a $5.5 billion plan to upgrade an oil refinery and build a natural gas terminal in Curacao, giving China a foothold in a strategic oil hub in the region, the Virgin Islands Free Press

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SAN ANTONIO — Just around the time the NBA playoffs tip off next spring, Tim Duncan won’t be on the court. Instead, he’ll be in court, squaring off against his former financial adviser. Charles Banks is accused of bilking the Spurs legend out of about $20 million. Wednesday, a federal

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   Limetree Bay CEO Darius Sweet CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Terminals (LBT) will have 20 million barrels of oil stored on St. Croix at its South Shore facility by the end of the year. And Limetree Bay hopes to tap on-site facilities to participate in liquid petroleum gas (LPG) movements,

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      ARRESTED: Malacoy Francis CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old St. Thomas man is in the custody of authorities today after he allegedly tried to cash a forged check for $1,200 that he had stolen from an elderly woman’s checkbook, according to police. Police said that Malacoy Francis was

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WASHINGTON — President Obama has removed the restrictions on selling Cuban rum in the United States — a direct threat to the makers of the alcohol here on St. Croix. The easing of restrictions was announced today as part of a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and

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CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Wendy’s at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED — A complaint about large rats, roaches and “a [sic] odor of dead rats in the lobby area” brought about a Health Department inspection the next day that forced an inspector to order the Wendy’s at Sunny Isle Shopping Center to

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of the national “Senior$afe Training Week,” staff members from the Department of Banking and Securities and Department of Aging visited executives at Vanguard headquarters in Malvern and presented a program designed to help investment advisers and broker-dealers identify and report suspected cases of elder financial

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BRIDGETOWN — Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today. “With the

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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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RECALLED: Eggo waffles over Listeria fears. BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — These Eggos need to be leggo. No one has gotten sick. But Kellogg has issued a 25-state-wide voluntary recall of about 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, because they might be infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. According

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