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PORT OF SPAIN — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 31 miles off the northwest coast of Trinidad just after midnight today. The quake registered 4.4 on the Richter Scale and happened at 12:10 a.m. today, the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center said. It was recorded at

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SANTO DOMINGO — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 40 miles off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic just after noon on Wednesday. The quake registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of about 7.45 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Public Library and the Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark site will open late on Friday.   Each site will open Friday at 12:00 noon and close at 5:00 p.m., according to DPNR Commissioner

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PHILIPSBURG — Beaches, culture, cuisine, sailing and shopping are just a few reasons vacationers flock to Sint Maarten. Rainforest Adventures’ Rockland Estate Park has added six more exciting experiences to the list with something for everyone and 20 percent savings on select direct bookings for a limited time. #1 —

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the disability community in the Virgin Islands will soon be equipped with emergency radios that could mean the difference between life and death in the face of a disaster, thanks to the efforts of the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD).

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CHRISTIANSTED — All the beaches tested for high bacteria on St. Croix meet established standards for water quality, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. But DPNR said it did not test any of the beaches on St. Thomas and St. John, therefore the water

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced today. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans are eligible and that lump-sum payments

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PORT OF SPAIN — An earthquake rattled several Caribbean islands including Dominica, Guadeloupe and Antigua today. The UWI Seismic Research Center said that a 4.2 magnitude quake took place at 10:42 a.m. today. The quake took place at a depth of 6.21 miles. It was located 30 miles SSW of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that service to the Cancryn Pump Station has been restored and remains in operation. “Residents and businesses are reminded to refrain from pouring liquid grease and various personal products down the drain,” VIWMA said. “These items can and do

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning countries in the region to brace for a severe outbreak of the dengue virus this year. According to the agency, the current outbreak of dengue in Jamaica has raised the level of concern in other Caribbean islands. Local health authorities

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