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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute today after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said. The Europeans snubbed Washington’s top envoy days after the storming

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CHRISTIANSTED — Eyewitnesses watched in horror as a St. Croix man was cold-bloodedly gunned down in the parking lot of a Gallows Bay bank shortly before the start of business today, authorities said. Michael Anthony Cruz, 23, of Sion Farm, was shot multiple times and died in the Bank of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A melee involving scores of people on Buck Island led to a shooting and a high-speed-boat chase on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported. “A physical altercation with more than 20 individuals broke out on the monument that led to multiple shots being fired,” Acting Park Superintendent Reggie

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KINGSHILL — Greedy burglars tied up an 80-year-old Castle Burke woman with duct tape so the pair of armed home invaders could search her house for more cash early Sunday morning. Tthe 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Castle Burke in reference to a burglary at 3:05 a.m. Sunday,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), today announced that since permission was granted for the acceptance of technical calls and warm lay-ups at its seaports, a booking has been accepted. The BVIPA has agreed on conditions to allow Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas and Rhapsody of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who had been reported missing less than 24 hours ago was found dead in the waters at John Brewer’s beach this morning, authorities said. Police said family members reported 62-year-old Roy A. Frett missing at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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SANTO DOMINGO — While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected narcotic trafficking vessel south of the Dominican Republic last week.   Having stopped the illicit activity, Stone handed off the case to

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says security personnel recovered at least 4,188 pounds of cocaine valued about $65 million in Caribbean waters last month.  CBP said on December 18, an Airborne Early Warning crew detected a  45-foot go fast vessel and coordinated with law

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CHRISTIANSTED — British Petroleum has given the operator of the Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix more time to fully restart and retain its crude oil supply agreement after the plant failed to hit operating targets last year, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, BP threatened to

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SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Twitter Inc slumped seven percent today on course to knock off about $2.5 billion from the market value of the microblogging platform after it permanently suspended the account of U.S. President Donald Trump. The slide came as some Republicans hit out over the weekend at

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