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DEAD: MATHIEU CARTY MARIGOT — Mathieu Carty of French St. Martin was beaten to death in his Baie Mahault prison cell in Guadeloupe last week, according to France Antilles. Seven co-detainees, reportedly in the same cell with Carty, are the prime suspects in his murder, authorities in Guadeloupe said. Carty,

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SANTO DOMINGO — At least 1,400 Americans contracted Zika while traveling outside the U.S. this year and a Caribbean island nation is one of the top destinations where they caught the virus, according to statistics released by three U.S. states. Visitors to the Dominican Republic account for more than a

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MAPP: PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been named to the National Governor’s Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee this week, the association said. Meanwhile, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was appointed chairman of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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STACEY PLASKETT WITH HUSBAND JONATHAN BUCKLEY SMALL WASHINGTON — A sex tape featuring Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and her husband was briefly posted online by hackers before being removed, the former federal prosecutor said today. A topless photo of freshman Rep. Plaskett (D-VI) was also circulating online,

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    Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico ARECIBO, Puerto Rico –  The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope is nestled deep in the lush green hills of Puerto Rico, where it performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At the opening of a two day Caribbean Homeland Security Conference and Training Event, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’d like to see more of a focus on being able to secure borders in the territory and Puerto Rico. Addressing an audience that included U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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VIRGIN GORDA – Coast Guard rescue crews area actively searching waters between the British Virgin Islands and Sint Maarten on Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel. Two Sint Maarten and two Cuban migrants who were traveling aboard the capsized vessel were rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday that there are 15 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory now stands at 47 — 18 cases on St. Croix and

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        WINNER: John Yob of Michigan CRUZ BAY — A months-long battle over who would represent the Virgin Islands at next week’s Republican National Convention — a fight somewhat oddly involving several Michigan political consultants — has finally been worked out, with well-known strategist John Yob’s slate

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MARIGOT — Authorities in Sint Maarten are offering  a $2,793.30 reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune, a convicted killer who escaped from prison and is wanted for questioning in the brutal stabbing death and rape of a Belgian tourist. The court in Sint

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