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SUNNY ISLE — The Health Department confirmed this weekend that a 67-year-old St. Croix woman is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the territory, bringing the death toll to 37 since the pandemic began. The seven-day test positivity rate is nearly five percent after another 60 people tested positive on

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MIAMI — U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said this weekend only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five

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BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans

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HAVANA — COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the last week,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A male nurse with no criminal history is facing significant prison time after police say they found illegal guns in his apartment at Oswald Harris Court, as first reported in the Daily News. E’Jaiey Grant, 24, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of

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Back in 2019, millions of people were planning or dreaming of trips overseas or in their own country for the following year. Then the pandemic struck and travel plans were shelved. Very few people realized that it would be at least 2021 before they could think about going on vacation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men are claiming to be Arawak warriors in a bid to avoid jail time, as first reported in the Daily News. This controversy over indigenous affiliations has came to the forefront at Superior Court on St. Thomas recently, as two men say their rights

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A guide to the Virgin Islands and island hopping A mere three hours by plane from Miami lies the U.S. Virgin Islands, where rest, relaxation, fun and exploration are all part of the experience. With all that’s been going on in the last year, you can completely be forgiven for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A homeless woman who was arrested last month and charged with littering in downtown St. Thomas has finally been identified by name and photo, authorities said. Lisa Bergren, of no fixed address, was arrested June 15 on littering and resisting arrest charges, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man faces a possible 100-year sentence after police say he raped and beat a woman on St. Croix and threatened to kill her if she called for help. Francis was arrested and charged with 11 crimes, including first-degree attempted murder, first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree

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