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SAN JUAN — A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters News Service today, marking the latest challenge for the military in dealing with the virus. The officials, speaking on

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is working with the Virgin Islands government and its federal partners to convert the 210th Regional Training Institute at its Estate Bethlehem compound to an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) to house COVID-19 patients. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., Brigadier General Kodjo Knox-Limbacker, the

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HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam’s biggest listed firm Vingroup said on Friday it will produce ventilators for the Southeast Asian country’s fight against the new coronavirus. The company has entered into a licence agreement with Medtronic for its PB560 ventilator production, the company said in an emailed statement, adding

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 72-year-old woman on St. Thomas became the second person to die of the novel coronavirus in the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said in a press conference this afternoon. Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said the unidentified woman got COVID-19 virus from “community spread,” which meant that

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WASHINGTON — Fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money and launder it through the complex cryptocurrency ecosystem. People of all ages, including the elderly, are being victimized by criminals through cryptocurrency-related fraud schemes. Developments in cryptocurrency technology and an increasing number of

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SANTO DOMINGO — With economists from the World Bank, IMF and IDB forecasting a gloomy economic future for the Caribbean region, there seemed to some good news Tuesday as the number of cases in most regional countries showed a flattening off, even though an uptick continued in seven countries. Most

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ outbreak of the coronavirus has now infected at least 51 people, but the territory’s death toll remained just one this weekend. Confirmed cases in the territory increased by five this weekend to 51, according to figures released by the Virgin Islands Department of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The dead body of a St. Thomas man was found floating in the waters off of Bordeaux Beach this afternoon, authorities said. Christian Beaupierre, 58, was found dead in the water about 1:18 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Officers arrived at the area and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  The “partially-decomposed” body of a St. Thomas resident was found on the grounds of a local housing project this afternoon, authorities said. Foster D. Cornelius, 51, was positively identified by a family member as the person police found dead near Building 6 of Oswald Harris Court in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An angry mob descended upon a St. Thomas man who complained that he paid cash for marijuana to someone near a Smith Bay convenience store, but the drug dealer never returned with the illegal product, authorities said. A concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center to

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