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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today signed a multi-million-dollar loan and grant agreement dedicated to building out geothermal technologies in the six countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean bloc. The funds, which will total $71.5 million, will be administered

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Historian George Tyson CHRISTIANSTED – A collection of slavery records available over the Internet could help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, which is a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online at ancestry.com, already have helped Susan Samuel of

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By Conchita Caracicatriz/Special To The Virgin Islands Free Press CARACAS — Ten years after Venezuela stopped cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, corruption continues to be the most important tool in U.S. and allied efforts at destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, Venezuela’s then

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  Dr. Guy “Doc Deep” Garman of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – The dead body of Dr. Guy Garman was removed from the waterfront area in front of the V.I.  Water and Power Authority in Estate Richmond this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Officials from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources Marine

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John McCarthy, publisher of the VIFreep By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press You know you’re on the downside of your career when the AARP starts taking pot shots at you. AARP glibly tweeted about Tiger’s not-good-enough-to-make-the-cut golf play at St. Andrews in Scotland this way: “.@TigerWoods It’s better to be over

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PANAMA CITY — The government of Panama has sent a helicopter and crew to provide support to first responder institutions working in the affected areas by the rains in flooding of this past week. The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) confirmed the helicopter and crew are already in the country,

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RICHMOND — Despite scientific advances, birth control options for men remain limited to condoms or vasectomy. There are also wing-and-a-prayer options such as pulling out (withdrawal) and outercourse. Since half of all U.S. pregnancies are unintended, there seems to be a real need for additional family planning methods that don’t rely solely

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Juan José Santovena flew out of Cuba on a plane bound for Panama one day in March, the beginning of a long journey to rejoin his son, Hansell, who lives in Hialeah. Santovena is now stranded in St. Thomas, one of 20 Cuban migrants whose travel documents

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A TSA agent who faked cancer for five years, taking nine months’ worth of paid sick days for made-up surgeries and radiation is originally from St. Thomas. Security officer Marc Bess was arrested in Atlanta for stealing public money and was fired from his taxpayer-supported government job

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