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SAN JUAN — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they found cocaine worth an estimated $15.6 million on a fishing boat off the southwestern coast. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) against and Puerto Rican police searched the boat after stopping it off the town of Cabo Rojo. On board they

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INHERITED PROPERTY: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his sisters have been selling off parcels of land on a peninsula called Ditleff Point on St. John. CRUZ BAY — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette property holdings in the U.S. Virgin Islands have become a campaign issue in the Great Lakes

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Acting Governor Osbert Potter has authorized the United States Virgin Islands Fire and Police departments to assist the Government of the British Virgin Islands with extinguishing a massive landfill blaze that erupted Wednesday night. Potter said his action is in response to a request from the Premier of the

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CARACAS — Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA suspended oil storage and shipping from its Caribbean facilities following a move by ConocoPhillips to temporarily seize the firm’s assets on four islands, according to a PDVSA source and Reuters data. PDVSA has begun concentrating most shipping in its main crude terminal of

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to rebuilding single-family homes, and another

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LONDON — Britain has incurred the wrath of several of its overseas territories by backing measures to force them to publish unprecedented levels of information about who owns the companies based in their jurisdictions by 2020. Territories including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands fear that the new

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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers to change their financial systems.

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BRIDGETOWN — Patricia Scotland is meeting with leaders in the Caribbean to explore the Commonwealth’s role in minimizing the impact of extreme weather events as the region’s hurricane season approaches. The Secretary-General said it was a worrying time for leaders. “The threat of life-changing, economy-decimating, apocalyptic storms and hurricanes is

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that … within the next month we’ll

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WASHINGTON — An ex-staffer to a congressional delegate was sentenced Monday for her part in the stealing and posting of nude photos and videos of her former boss and the delegate’s husband. Dorene Browne-Louis, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in D.C. to two years of

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