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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — New Jersey commercial fisherman Michael Foy, who was held prisoner in a crude British Virgin Islands jail cell for more than four months, has finally returned home. Foy was imprisoned in June after being charged with “illegal entry and unlicensed fishing” after being told by the BVI customs

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ROSEAU — For most people, a passport comes from being born in a country, having a parent from there, marrying a citizen or applying for naturalization. But there are some countries, such as the Caribbean island nations, where citizenship can be obtained in exchange for financial donations and so-called investments.

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HAVANA — For at least 35 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English in the nation’s public schools, worked as a translator and raised a family, a quiet coda for an international fugitive. At least that was the case until

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FREDERIKSTED — Police detectives arrested a man on St. Croix who they said “stalked and chased his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint” in the presence of others last year. Chrishawn Harley, 30, of St. Croix, has been charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Harley was arrested in

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CHRISTIANSTED — The problem-plagued Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix may lose its main supplier of crude oil, British Petroleum (BP), if it isn’t successfully up and running by December, according to two people familiar with the matter. The South Shore refinery’s owner, Limetree Bay Ventures, has spent at least

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-five years after Hurricane Marilyn, St. Thomas is experiencing what St. Croix went through after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Marilyn struck St. Thomas in 1995, but it only took 10 months of the coronavirus to bring Rock City down to its knees … as these photos

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PHILIPSBURG — Around the landfill just above Sint Maarten, about two hundred people live in ramshackle shacks and shipping containers.  The Dutch government has made funding available to gentrify the area, but the work cannot begin until all of the residents have been forced out. There is no clear plan

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Magistrates Court in the British Virgin Islands dismissed the illegal fishing charges against New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy, according to his family and attorneys. But the court did not dismiss the illegal entry charge. and Foy’s scheduled to stand trial on that charge October 27.   Foy, 60, has been in jail

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LONDON — The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organization is begging world governments to stop locking down every time coronavirus infections start to spike because he says the yo-yo effect of these stops and starts is crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro lambasted the use of lockdowns as a

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a security company owner’s account of how he ended up with a bullet wound in the leg on Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to a residence in Estate St. Georges in reference to an apparent gunshot victim at 9:26 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police

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