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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has summoned its ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels to explain himself after he reportedly signed an appeal asking U.S. President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba and begin normalizing ties with the country. A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The VIPD’s Records Bureau on St. Thomas can once again accept payment by credit cards. The Virgin Islands Police Department said today that its “Central Records Bureau credit/debit card machines are now operable.” “Our Records Bureau team and Information Technology Bureau will continue to monitor the devices

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ST. JOHN’S — The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for his role in connection to a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving the Stanford International Bank (SIB). Leroy King, 74, of Dickerson Bay, Antigua, pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2020,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With a nod to the effects of coronavirus on people’s purchasing habits, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain will close one of its four locations on St. Thomas starting tomorrow. Subway at Tutu Park Mall is open today, but the restaurant said it will be “permanently” shuttered

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police are looking for the gunman or gunmen who executed a St. Croix man sitting in his parked car in broad daylight on the central thoroughfare of Williams Delight this morning, authorities said. The deadly shooting happened before 9:57 a.m. today on Main Street in Williams Delight when a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The daughter involved in a mother-and-daughter tax fraud scheme was sentenced to less than a year in federal prison on Wednesday for her role in diverting more than one thousand dollars of income tax refunds intended for other people to her and her mother. Phiona Henry, 34, was

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FREDERIKSTED — Three horses are missing from a farm in Estate Carlton and are believed stolen, the owners said on social media today. Jennifer Olah, in a post to the St. Croix Sync Tank, a private Facebook group associated with the Virgin Islands Free Press, said the horses, “Moonshine,” “Sparrow”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Antilles School remembered a fallen classmate with a drive-by memorial service Thursday evening at the St. Thomas private school. The memorial was for senior Tyler Yannone, who was killed in a helicopter crash February 15 in Botany Bay in St. Thomas along with his parents, Daniel Yannone

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Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Egbert Emanuel “Tata” Tonge on February 14, 2021, at the age of 76. Egbert was born in Antigua and lived most of his life in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Erskine;

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OTTAWA — Canada’s ban of cruise ships for an entire year has compelled the United States Congress to work together in trying to find a better answer. Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sent a bipartisan letter to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States Wednesday, concerning the one year extension

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