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SAN JUAN — U.S. Coast Guard rescue teams are combing the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico in search of a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through our region. Coast Guard officials say the missing man was identified as Luis Leyva Aliaga, 62, a first engineer aboard

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The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. It also provided the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 34-year-old St. Thomas man being treated in the hospital for a gunshot wound to the buttocks did not want to explain to police how it was that he got shot early Wednesday morning. Police said that they were notified about 7 a.m. on Wednesday that a

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SAN JUAN – A Puerto Rican pilot decided to land his small plane in a grassy area next to a McDonald’s in northern town of Hatillo to buy himself and his passenger a coffee, island authorities confirmed Wednesday. The Puerto Rican Police said that personnel with the Puerto Rico Joint

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CHRISTIANSTED – There was no change in the number of service stations with the lowest price for gasoline, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Two service stations on St. Croix currently have a price of $2.679 per gallon for self-service

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ashford Hospitality Prime purchased the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Thomas for $64 million on Tuesday, according to a joint statement from the real estate investment trust and the Maryland-based luxury hotel. Located on 30 pristine oceanfront acres along Great Bay, The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is recognized as

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V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Department of Justice and the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs are investigating Captain Morgan owner Diageo for allegedly shipping rum to the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery while claiming it was importing molasses for rum distillation. This could place Diageo and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has issued a statement saying that employees who have direct deposit might not be able to cash their paychecks Thanksgiving week, Government House said. “As a result of the shortened work-week, the Department of Finance has been informed that the posting of the

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FREDERIKSTED – A St. Croix taxi driver told police that he was held up at gunpoint in broad daylight at a West End housing project, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. A taxi driver walked in to the Wilbur Francis Command located in Mars Hill at 12:35 p.m. Monday

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PHILLIPSBURG – The investigation of three Syrian nationals who were arrested on Sint Maarten ten days ago continues, according to Dutch authorities. The three men traveled into Sint Maarten using false Greek passports and identity cards. They have not asked for asylum. Using false travel documents is a crime punishable

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