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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear today, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general across the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general, led by North Carolina Attorney General

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KINGSTON — A strong 5.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in sections of Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica this morning, authorities said. Earthquake Discovery reported this afternoon that a minor earthquake was felt in sections of southwest Jamaica at approximately 10:05 a.m. today. The earthquake’s epicenter occurred at a depth of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan shared a letter with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines offering support and assistance to the Islands’ people after a volcano eruption Friday forced more than 16,000 people to evacuate the island of St. Vincent. “On behalf of the people of the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced this week that officials will start vaccinating all those 16 and older beginning Monday, prompting celebrations across the U.S. territory facing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Currently, only people 50 years and older as well as anyone 35 to 49 with chronic health

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency modifying its 2011 consent decree with HOVENSA, the prior owner of St. Croix’s troubled oil refinery, now owned by Limetree Bay Ventures and ArcLight Capital. The motion requires Limetree to assume some of

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two Nicaraguan men with 3.500 pounds of marijuana on their boat will face criminal charges in St. Croix for drug smuggling after being intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard near Colombia. Jonny Cadena Osorio and Morlin Moises Jaenstchke Calero, each of Managua, were charged with conspiracy to possess

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s health secretary announced Thursday that all public and private schools in the U.S. territory would close for two weeks amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The closures would go into effect April 12, roughly a month after some 100 of the island’s 858 public schools

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MEXICO CITY — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who like most of the

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KINGSTOWN — After months of warnings it would, the La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent finally erupted early this morning, sending nearly a four-mile high plume of ash into the air hours after residents were ordered to evacuate the area, officials said. Photos and videos captured clouds of smoke coming

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