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NEW KING IN KINGSTON: The boy lived in the Corporate Area of Kingston in Jamaica KINGSTON — Fears over a killer Ebola-like disease in Jamaica are mounting after an eight-year-old boy died of a fever that caused lethal internal bleeding. The tragic youngster from Kingston was diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic

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FREDERIKSTED — Police on St. Croix are looking for 39-year-old Jimmy Davis, who is wanted in connection with a second-degree assault and battery-domestic violence. Davis is considered armed and dangerous, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs about 220 pounds and has

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PHILIPSBURG — A British man was airlifted to the Cayman Islands after he fell from a  three-story balcony on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten on December 27. Reports are that 32-year Kurt Russell had been helping a friend to move when the incident occurred. Initially, Russell received medical treatment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As we all know too well, two Category 5 hurricanes slammed the capital island in September, stripping off roofs, knocking out power and flooding streets. The Schneider Regional Medical Center barely survived the storms. It lost a section of its roof, its entire cancer center and suffered

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FREDERIKSTED – Between sporadic showers on Thursday, members of the Gerber family painted a colorful picket fence at Queen Louise Home for Children. The fence is one of the first of many repairs needed to the playground area after Hurricane Maria dismantled much of the play equipment. Cindy Gerber, Board

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The lifeless body of a young man was found inside an Oswald Harris Court building after gunhots rang out Wednesday afternoon, according to unofficial police reports. Jahbari Joseph, 22, of Bovoni was the person authorities found after gunfire was heard about about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police units

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GREAT CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that one beach on St. Croix and one on St. John are not considered

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Cruise lines are recovering after hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed our region earlier this year, though cruise-goers describe “blackout” conditions on some islands, and mourn the loss of some of their favorite attractions. The storms hit from late summer into early fall, affecting Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Saint

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BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean is a biodiversity hotspot. It has over 11,000 plant species, about 72 of which are found only in this region. Its diverse animal species include many exotic fish and birds. The world benefits from this biodiversity, so when these species are exploited for commercial use –

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PUNKY BREWSTER: Virgin Islands Police Department officer Erik “YP” Jefferson as a contestant in a VIPD police beauty pageant from 2015. Jefferson finished first runner-up in the competition. MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer Erik Jefferson allegedly masterminded the assault weapon three-gun hold-up of a privately-owned

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