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HAMBURG – A virologist at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Germany has suggested that Zika virus infection is the only vector-borne disease that may be transmitted by sexual intercourse. The first suggestion that you could get Zika virus infection from both a mosquito as well as a sexual

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Gen. John Kelly of the U.S. Southern Command WASHINGTON – The number of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean intent on attacking Western targets has crept upward in the last year, the U.S. general overseeing security in Latin and South America said Friday. These would-be attackers largely come from former British

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Slate online magazine has singled out the U.S. Virgin Islands for its “horrifying” treatment of the mentally ill. Slate says that “25 percent of the prison population” in the territory is comprised of people who are mentally ill. An NPR report from 2007 noted that “the U.S.

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              Attorney Ken Sobel PISCATAWAY – A New Jersey holding company has completed its acquisition of a medical marijuana firm, and named new leadership as part of the transaction, it announced on Monday. Mobile Broadcasting Holding Inc. said in a news release that it

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The citizens of several U.S. states and territories may soon find that they can’t use their drivers’ licenses to get into federal facilities or even board planes. Enforcement of a 2005 federal law that sets identification standards, known as “Real ID,” has been long-delayed. But now Department of Homeland Security

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FORT-DE-FRANCE – Martinique is just the latest Caribbean country or territory in the Americas to report autochthonous, or local transmission of Zika virus, according to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Epidemiological report this week. This makes the island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea the 11th

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By ZAID JILANI/THE INTERCEPT Caribbean nations have long served as tax havens for the world’s economic elite, with many offering so-called economic citizenship where, for large payments, one can simply buy citizenship in their countries. That can save the 1 percent a pretty penny. Overseas tax evasion costs the U.S.

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US DOL’s Gerri Fiala WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands is one of only two jurisdictions in the country to be formally sanctioned by the federal government for failure to meet agreed performance records in job training, the V.I. Free Press has learned. Compounding the news is the fact that the

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said that his office collected $11,466,944.35 in the fiscal year ending September 30. Of this amount, $11,242,164.77 was collected in criminal cases and $224,779.58 was collected in civil cases. Additionally, Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office worked with other offices

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WILLEMSTED – Three members of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and one former member were arrested by Curacao authorities Wednesday following a corruption investigation on the island. The four men are suspected of providing assistance to criminals involved in drug trafficking and face charges that include corruption, money laundering and

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