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STAVANGER, Norway — Viking Sky cruise ship passenger Rodney Horgen can pinpoint the moment when he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the ship’s glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of STEAM Education and the Office of Naval Research, Science and Technology said the annual Seaperch Robotics Competition will take place at the Beeston Hill Sports and Fitness Center Pool on St. Croix at 10 a.m. on March 30. Anybody interested in volunteering to be a

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NEW YORK — Two mysterious parties, labeling themselves Jane Doe and John Doe, have filed separate legal briefs in an attempt to limit the public release of personal information that could connect them to an underage sex trafficking operation allegedly run by New York financier Jeffrey Epstein and his partner,

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HAVANA — Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President Donald Trump. The island nation had turned the other cheek over the last two years in the face

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CASTRIES — On the first leg of his Caribbean tour, Britain’s Prince Charles touted a “vital blue economy,” built on sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, as part of the solution to climate change, noting that rising sea levels represent an especially severe threat to nearby island nations.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health is recruiting for free workshops, known as the “Take Charge of Your Health with Chronic Disease Control Program.” This program consists of six workshops that are specifically designed to address issues arising from chronic diseases. If you or someone you love experiences a

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AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines,

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WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica

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FREDERIKSTED —  A public meeting will be held on St. Croix tomorrow to discuss the effects of stony coral tissue loss disease in the territory, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said in a press release Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frederik

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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS — AARP announced the launch of “Stop Rx Greed” on Tuesday, a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virgin Islanders and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative,

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