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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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Today, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the onset of Alzheimer’s can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years, preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses. As a result, people must come to grips with a devastating diagnosis

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas homeless man wanted for burglarizing a shuttered hotel last month was arrested by police recently, authorities said. Jean Connor, 39, of no fixed address, was arrested at 9 a.m. on Saturday and charged with third-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Connor stands

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CRUZ BAY – The fully reconstructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection terminal at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility in St. John is now open for business, just in time for the resumption of ferry service between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, set for April 15. The former

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FREDERIKSTED — Law enforcement is often compared to the military. But when it comes to promotions and training, especially for leadership roles, there is one very significant difference. In the military you receive the training before you assume the position; however, in law enforcement, very often there is no training

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CHRISTIANSTED — More than 15 years ago, St. Croix native Jaielean Jagrup began her pageantry journey. She started at school pageants on the United States mainland. By the time Jagrup graduated high school, she was offered the opportunity to compete in Miss Caribbean Maryland 2012 and won. In addition, she won

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CHRISTIANSTED — The finance chief and two other top executives at Limetree Bay Ventures, operator of a long-stalled local oil refinery, are stepping down, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters. The 200,000-barrel-per-day refinery in St. Croix recently halted processing after “a mishap,” according to people familiar with the

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