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HAVANA — Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened late on Sunday as its center approached south-central Cuba with the Caribbean island nation’s government issuing hurricane warnings for the provinces of Cienfuegos and Matanzas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast Elsa would strengthen some more before it moves over Cuba. Elsa had arrived earlier

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FREDERIKSTED — Is part of “protect and serve” to try to forcibly evict tenants without a court order? At least two Virgin Islands Police Department officers — who are currently serving or have served in the Virgin Islands National Guard — are allegedly moonlighting as extrajudicial court marshals in an

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the 2017 shooting death of 36-year-old Gregory Barnes, court records indicate. Elwood Canton Jr., 66, was initially arrested and charged with second-degree murder and five related crimes, Superior Court documents said. In a plea agreement signed April

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands welcomed its first cruise ship in 15 months when Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium docked at the Cyril B. Romney Pier Park with 414 passengers. It was a far cry from the normal capacity of over 2,000 passengers, but a welcome sight after

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Businessman Richard Branson on Wednesday urged Caribbean countries to be more LGBT-friendly as a report said anti-gay laws cost the region’s 12 English-speaking nations up to $4.4 billion a year in lost tourism and emigration. “Business can be a driving force for social, environmental and economic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today sent down proposed legislation to Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory requesting a 90-day extension to the current State of Emergency he proclaimed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current State of Emergency extension is set to expire on Tuesday, July 6,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Richard Evangelista of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs said that effective today DLCA is ready to issue a business license for the operation of a short-term rental.  A short-term rental is an establishment primarily engaged in providing accommodations for less than ninety (90) days

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested and ordered to undergo a mental health examination after police said he attempted to set himself on fire one night and stole a man’s cellphone the next. Katonio Peets, 49, was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and third-degree robbery,

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PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed

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MIAMI — Forecasters have projected that a broad area of low pressure in the Atlantic, which is associated with a tropical wave, will become a tropical depression in the coming days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, in its morning report today, upgraded its forecast for the area of low

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