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SAN JUAN — Two fossil teeth from a distant relative of North American gophers have scientists rethinking how some mammals reached the Caribbean Islands. The teeth, excavated in northwest Puerto Rico, belong to a previously unknown rodent genus and species, now named Caribeomys merzeraudi. About the size of a mouse,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Limetree Bay refinery, which landed in U.S. bankruptcy court on Monday, needs at least $1 billion to finish a massive overhaul to continue as a viable operation, according to bankers, lawyers and restructuring specialists involved in the case, stacking the odds against the St. Croix facility resuming

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SINGAPORE — Guests began leaving a Genting Cruise Lines “cruise to nowhere” this evening after nearly 3,000 passengers and crew were confined to their staterooms through most of the day following the detection of a COVID-19 case onboard. A 40-year-old passenger tested positive onboard and the result was confirmed after

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — A troubled past of foreign military intervention has made many Haitians anxious or hostile to calls requesting U.S. or other foreign troops be sent to there in the aftermath of last week’s assassination of the President Jovenel Moise. Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has asked for troops from both

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CHRISTIANSTED — Once the largest in the western hemisphere, Limetree Bay oil refinery filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in six years as federal authorities labeled it a danger to public health, dealing a blow to a private-equity investor and the territory’s struggling economy. The owners of the

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HAVANA — Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Cuba today following rare protests around the island nation against food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis. Cuba’s president said the demonstrations were stirred up on social media by Cuban Americans in the United States. Sunday’s protests

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CORAL GABLES — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is strengthening its collaboration with one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to promote sustainable tourism throughout the Caribbean and bolster its efforts to keep the region’s waters healthy and thriving. Since the launch of the

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COCKBURN TOWN — Hot Vax Summer is officially here, and with it is the return of one of the crown jewels of Netflix’s programming stable: the second season of “Too Hot to Handle.” The first season, which offered an escape during a very dark April 2020, started a social media sensation

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COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon — Investigators say that a U.S. Virgin Islands man arrested recently was responsible for a string of fraud cases that stretched from Arizona, to Washington state, and ended in Oregon. Tyrone Curtis Powell, 40, of St. Thomas, allegedly used the alias “John P. Hope” as he established

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CHRISTIANSTED — A shooting at a strip club near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center left one St. Croix man dead late last night. Denver Charlery, 34, of Estate Mount Pleasant was identified by next of kin as the shooting victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call

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