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PUNTA CANA — The U.S. Virgin Islands men’s basketball team got off to a slow start against the Dominican Republic and never recovered in their loss 89-75 at the Hard Rock Fillmore Ballroom in the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon. Georgio Milligan scored a team-high 20 points to lead four

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FREDERIKSTED — An armed robber tried to hold up the KFC restaurant on King Street on Saturday night — after the workers — and money — had already left the building, authorities said. An employee of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, downtown Frederiksted reported to police at 10:15 a.m. Sunday

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for murder since Saturday afternoon voluntarily surrendered to police about three hours after authorities put out a wanted poster on him. Kareem Richardson, 41, of Fisher Street, Christiansted, was in official custody as of 5:45 p.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gunfire rang out at a Watergut-area housing project Friday night leaving one woman shot in the hand, authorities and eyewitnesses said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace in reference to reports of shots fired with a possible victim at 9:21 p.m. Friday,

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air & Marine Operations (AMO) and the U.S. Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilos) of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea and apprehended three Dominican Republic nationals. CBP said the suspected

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SAN JUAN — Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries research team. It was found during an underwater expedition using

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COTTON VALLEY — Police have a person of interest in the shooting death of a Catherine’s Hope man at the beginning of the month. “The VIPD is looking for Kareem L. Richardson, 40, who is wanted for the November 1 homicide of Bomani Christian,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said

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FREDERIKSTED — Friends and family of Kaheem “Shandell” Thomas are wondering if some of the official psychiatric help their friend and family member got contributed to his untimely death this year. Thomas, 30, of Mars Hill, had been struggling with schizophrenia when he got into an altercation with a security

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BELMOPAN — Indigenous cultures in the Caribbean, struggling as their tourism-dependent economies are ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, are returning to traditional farming and fishing roots for their livelihoods, local experts said. Being forced to look to older, more organic ways of survival can be a silver lining within the

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BRASILIA — Vaccinating 20 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than $2 billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday. According to the Pan American

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