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MIAMI — An undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty in a case in which he falsely claimed to be a citizen to obtain a U.S. passport and a Florida driver license, court records show. Rodolfo Martínez, 36, has not been sentenced, but plea agreement documents indicate that

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PORT OF SPAIN – A new book which puts contemporary Caribbean architecture in the spotlight will be published in Trinidad this month. The book, Contemporary Caribbean Architecture, by Trinidadian architect, Brian Lewis of acla:works, is a collector’s limited edition, large-format publication, showcasing 50 design projects throughout the English and French-speaking

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    Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne ST. JOHN’S — For the starting price of just $200,000 you can buy citizenship in the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua launched its “citizenship by investment program” in 2013, and it has proved so popular that it now accounts for about 25%

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MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old man who fell off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship near the Bahamas. Petty Officer Mark Barney says the Coast Guard got a report around 1 a.m. Friday that a Brazilian man was on the seventh deck of the Oasis

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                      Rudolf Efremov By RUDOLF EFRAMOV/Special To The V.I. Free Press To think that the United States of America has not achieved full democratic status because of its Constitution as interpreted by its federal courts should be absurd. It should be an unrealistic work of a science fiction writer, a

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  SAN JUAN – Carlos Arce-López, aka “Ferretero,” was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez. On April 23, 2015, Arce-López pled guilty to three counts from two separate indictments, charging conspiracy to possess

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CHRISTIANSTED – A tropical wave is approaching the Virgin Islands and expected to bring with it waves of up to seven feet across the offshore Atlantic and Caribbean waters today, according to the National Weather Service. The choppy waves and rough seas will continue tomorrow and showers and thunderstorms are

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     MISSING: Brian Adamitz CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are asking for the community’s help in finding a 35-year-old man who has been reported missing. Brian Adamitz was last seen on Wednesday, October 5, 2015 by his roommate leaving his household in Pillsbury Heights on foot traveling to

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WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) this week fought back against a provision in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that listed the U.S. Virgin Islands among 39 countries recognized by the local D.C. Government as tax havens. “This amendment to the D.C. Budget threatens the territory’s hard-earned reputation as

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Jada Benn Torres from Notre Dame University speaks with a Garifuna man on St. Vincent In the island chain called the Lesser Antilles, stretching from the Virgin Islands south to Trinidad and Tobago, a team of researchers lead by Theodore Schurr, an anthropology professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s School

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