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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On day five of my Cuban adventure, we traveled west out of Havana to the beautiful countryside. Our excursion led us through the Sierra del Rosario mountain range. It was a scenic drive through many different

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My fourth day in Cuba continued to be a wonderful learning experience for me. I have gained a greater understanding and admiration for the Cuban people. As one of the persons on the tour said: “They

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CHICAGO — The federal government is asking an Illinois federal judge to throw out a case challenging how voter rights are extended to the territories, saying the plaintiffs’ issue should be with the state, not the feds, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Guam resident and National Guard Staff

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has always gotten the most attention among the U.S. territories. It’s the most-populous, most-indebted, most-proximate to the U.S. mainland and most-vocal in pressing the case for bankruptcy. Now, officials from the

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       Soraya Diase Coffelt By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS “Cuba is a land of beauty and complexities.” That’s how our tour guide initially described Cuba to us, a group of 31 persons from divergent areas in the United States who made this trip to

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MADRID – The world’s largest miller/trader of rice is leaving the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ebro Foods has offloaded rice businesses in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to a terse statement from the company. The Spain-based group said Feb. 2 that it had sold

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SAN JUAN — Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC)  freight rates in the Caribbean fell to a 20-week low as the effects of reduced business put downward pressure on the market. The Caribbean-Singapore route was assessed at a lump sum total of $5.8 million on Tuesday. The last time that voyage

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“Life’s A Beach” by WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST “Singing For Their Supper!” The Virgin Islands school lunch program is running out of money. How much you ask? Oh, just about 4.6 million dollars! What’s that you say? This is only the second month of the year! How can that

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians who traveled from Haiti to St. Maarten on forged Greek passports on November 14 of last year are still on the Dutch-French island, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. On December 16, a Dutch Court sentenced the men to a three-month conditional prison sentence and

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The cocaine as it appeared in hold of ship. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – U.S. Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands law enforcement seized 52 kilos of cocaine, and detained two men, during an at-sea interdiction Tuesday near Tortola, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The seized cocaine shipment

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