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MIAMI — A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My trip to Cuba was indeed a wonderful experience. Whenever I travel, I spend time observing the area – its people, culture, economy, and surroundings – and think about what we in the Virgin Islands can

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The seized boat in dry dock on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A French national said that he was physically attacked, shot and robbed at sea off the coast of the South Shore of St. Croix in January, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. It might be the first report

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS Sadly, we are quickly approaching the last day of our trip, which is tomorrow. We still had today, though, and it was filled with much exploration in the beautiful and well preserved city of Trinidad on the southern cost of Cuba.

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MUM’S THE WORD: Juan Figueroa-Serville ATLANTA – The Virgin Islands government is the only state, territory or commonwealth in the United States not to report its flu statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Nearby Puerto Rico is reporting high

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HONOLULU – The Polynesian voyaging canoe that recently completed a 3,500-mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean is now on its way to the Caribbean. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Hokulea left Brazil Friday for the next part of its around-the-world journey. The crew is expecting an 18-day, 2,400-mile trip

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   Mitch McConnell with Governor Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fresh after announcing to the country on Saturday night that he would do everything possible to block any nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court submitted by President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell headed to St. Thomas to meet with Gov.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Crime is a booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With that in mind the U.S. Attorney’s Office is hiring more prosecutors for its offices in the territory, according to an advertisement in the Latin American Herald Tribune. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the

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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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