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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced the arrests of three people on St. Thomas last week in a prepared statement released late Monday afternoon. Here are the incidents that were reported, according to the VIPD: On Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m., units with the Criminal Investigation

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FREDERIKSTED – A 25-year-old Estate Castle Burke man was arrested late Saturday night on an illegal weapons possession charge, according to police. William Libert was arrested at 11:35 p.m. on July 18 and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, police said. According to the police report, Libert had been

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  Washington (DPA) – The Cuban flag was raised over Cuba’s embassy in Washington Monday as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations for the first time in more than half a century. A colour guard unfurled the flag over what until Monday had been the Cuban Interests Section to applause

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  TORONTO – Everything you need to follow along with prelims live during the 2015 Pan American Games. Hit refresh for the latest coverage. Men’s 100 back Brazil’s Guilherme Guido looks to be the clear favorite in the men’s 100-meter back finals at the Pan American Games after a swift preliminary swim.

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  MIAMI — Mayra Rios didn’t want to leave her native Puerto Rico. But the constant bullying that her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available to him were the last blow. “Over there it’s almost impossible to live,” she said in Spanish at her modest two-bedroom

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  NAIROBI — Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has notified the police its intention to mobilize 5,000 men and women to protest naked against President Barack Obama’s aggressive support for homosexuality”. The party said it has already notified the authorities for protest scheduled to…

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  Oskar Rodriguez can usually be found busting a move and breaking a sweat as a backup dancer for artists such as Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, but now he’ll be centered stage as he stars in the new season of HULU’s original series “East Los High.” Born and raised

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  A hammerhead shark took a GoPro on an adventure on the ocean floor earlier in July, offering unusual views of the sea. The results were beautiful, but getting the camera onto the shark was no easy task. Andy Casagrande, a shark enthusiast cinematographer who specializes in wildlife documentaries, put

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           Nelson Gomez of Puerto Rico Four athletes — three baseball players and a weightlifter — have been thrown out of the Pan Am Games for doping infractions but not the swimmer whose banishment would benefit Canada’s medal total. Mexican weightlifter Cynthya Vanessa Dominguez, Colombian baseball player Javier Jesus

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