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ROSEAU — A Dominica native who allegedly fled murder charges in the U.S. Virgin Islands five years ago, has been denied bail in his home country because the court said he posed “a flight risk” again. Kennison Charles, of Grand Bay, Dominica, is fighting extradition to the territory on charges

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FREDERIKSTED — The hits keep coming for St. Croix’s Malachi Benjamin, who was sentenced Thursday to just over a year in prison for dealing cocaine. Benjamin and four co-defendants are facing new federal drug and weapons charges related to a series of crimes stretching back to 2013, according to an

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department observed Employee Appreciation Day 2021 with a banquet-style lunch buffet for VIPD employees at two locations in St. Croix on Friday. Some of the VIPD’s top brass rolled up their sleeves and put on their serving hats so police civilian staff and rank-and-file

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man was given a little over a year in prison for having cocaine in a car in which he was a passenger, authorities said. Malachi Benjamin, 25, was sentenced Thursday to 14 months and 10 days by U.S. District Judge Robert Molloy on his

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CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — A prison director was among at least eight people killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital, a police officer and witnesses said. The incident occurred in northeast Port-au-Prince at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison, which was built by Canada in

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan authorities said the bodies of six people, apparently migrants, have been found in a small boat drifting off the Caribbean coast. The Interior Ministry said a Republic of Guinea passport belonging to a 31-year-old man was found on one of the bodies. The passport had no

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LONDON — Glenda Andrew pulls a tray of salmon from the oven, filling the community center’s kitchen with the aroma of garlic, cayenne, and lemon rising from its crackling skin. It is the scent of memory, of family dinners, and church socials – the warmth of the Caribbean in the middle

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HAVANA — Business was booming for a trendy little clothing shop called Clandestina in the heart of Old Havana, one of thousands of new private businesses that had arisen in what was once a near-wholly state-run socialist economy. A torrent of tourists poured through the doors to pick through bags,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix kicked off a fundraising campaign to coincide with its 40 years of service this month in support of all victims of crime, sexual assault, and domestic and dating violence. Dubbed the 40/40/40 Fundraising Campaign, the group is relying on residents and team

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) has as its stated goal to incur no commercial vehicle fatalities every year. To achieve that lofty goal, the Virgin Islands Police Department assists the VIOHS by inspecting commercial motor carriers on a regular basis. Some years, the office is

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