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PUTTIN’ ON MY BEST WILL SMITH IMITATION: Tim Duncan poses with a basketball in St. Croix. SAN ANTONIO — Retired Virgin Islands-born NBA star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the territory, decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago, and effete country-western singer Kenny Chesney says he is launching

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor said this week that he is evaluating whether to close the island’s only zoo as he announced that 11 animals will be transferred elsewhere following concerns for their well being amid an economic crisis. The announcement was made after a puma died over the

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WASHINGTON — There was the hum of tiny wings, a flash of green that caught her eye – and in a blink a daughter’s grief took flight. Diana Seuell of Pasco, Wash. remembers the exact moment she spied the hummingbird hovering directly in front of her. The warm May morning

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JAZZ IN THE PARK: Sweet Peppa performs during Jazz in the Park in St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix is sponsoring an evening of music — and the public is invited! The 37th “Jazz in the Park” concert returns to the Bandstand at the Christiansted National Historic Site on the waterfront from 5:30

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CHRISTIANSTED — One lucky Virgin Islander matched five out of six numbers in the Powerball drawing in Florida last night. Not only that, but one person in the territory spent one dollar extra for the Powerplay option on the ticket, meaning that the $1 million they won was doubled to

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MONK SEAL: An extinct Caribbean mammal species. SAN JUAN — A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native

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ALLURE OF THE SEAS: Photos from inside the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) ship. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International has adjusted several of Allure of the Seas’ Caribbean  itineraries because of a propulsion issue that’s forced the massive vessel to slow down. Given its reduced speed, the ship, which sails from Port Everglades, Florida

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MOST-WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE EVER: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Despacito means “slowly” in Spanish. “Despacito” is the first top 20 hit song in Spanish in America in 20 years. SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has announced that Latin Pop-Star, Luis

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BIG WINNER: Clayton Laurent, Jr. (right) stands over Wayman Carter after knocking him to the canvas in the first round at the Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center in St. Thomas on Saturday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Clayton Laurent, Jr made a big splash in his debut fight, stopping Wayman Carter

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BALTER HEAD CHEF BOLTS ST. CROIX: Digby Stridiron is off for the greener pastures of South Carolina where he will be the executive chef of Parcel 32 Restaurant in historic Charleston. CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix native Digby Stridiron is calling it quits from Balter Restaurant on Company Street in Christiansted

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