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TORONTO — Bank of Nova Scotia’s plan to sell some of its Caribbean assets is facing scrutiny from a regional watchdog that has flagged what it says are the deal’s “anti-competitive effects.” Scotiabank announced late last November that it had struck a deal to sell banking operations in nine “non-core”

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health department says a drug meant to control opioid overdoses can now be sold without a prescription, a move meant to reduce a spike in opioid deaths across the U.S. commonwealth. Health Secretary Rafael Rodriguez said Tuesday that naloxone will be sold as a nasal

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man wielding a golf club at an historic fort who tried to avoid detention by a park ranger by jumping into the Caribbean Sea was given three months in prison by a federal magistrate today. Uriah “Kunta” Gaston, 36, of Estate Strawberry, was sentenced in U.S.

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SAN JUAN — The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right

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PUNTA CANA — Canadian couple Eddie Zytner and Katie Stephens can’t help but regret a recent trip to the Dominican Republic — but so would anybody who came home with parasites burrowing into their feet. “I have dozens of worms in my feet, and so does Katie,” said Zytner, 25,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested for threatening to kill National Park Service rangers, trying to avoid capture by swimming to a sailboat, and clinging to its dinghy while the owner rowed to officers waiting on shore, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Uriah “Kunta” Gaston,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman arrested in connection with a domestic violence assault works for Virgin Islands Police Department, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed. At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Domestic Violence Unit went to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault, the

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“I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ FOOD STAMPS:” “And neither should you,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the people of the territory … but ultimately relented when $23 million in D-SNAP became available. CHRISTIANSTED — An estimated $23 million has been approved for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who police described as “elderly” was attacked in her hilltop home after being tied up and robbed just after midnight, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. According to police, at 12:14 p.m. Thursday police were dispatched to investigate a possible home invasion in Lowry

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police on St. Croix arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with a bank robbery in Peter’s Rest this morning. Adam Mason was arrested on a charge of first-degree robbery. According to a press release, officers took Mason into custody approximately 11 minutes after the robbery was first reported

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