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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake occurred Sunday afternoon northeast of the British Virgin Islands. No injuries were reported. The 3.6 magnitude struck about 63 miles northeast of Tortola about 12:01 p.m. Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said. The quake’s epicenter was located at latitude 18.83°N and longitude

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MIAMI — As Eta makes its way past Tampa Bay and Theta moves away from the United States, forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave as the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season continues. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of forming within the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A record 2.35 tonnes haul of cocaine worth more than $250 million has been discovered in the British Virgin Islands after a covert operation that led to the arrest of one local police officer, the BVI’s police force said. When police arrived at the property, several

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SAN JUAN —  U.S. Coast Guard aircrews rescued two men Monday morning from a capsized boat in the British Virgin Islands, and they also rescued a man and a woman from a disabled jet ski Sunday night near Luquillo. In two other separate search and rescue cases during the weekend

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CRUZ BAY — The St. John community will never know definitively who the primary killer was in the high-profile murder case of Pennsylvania native Jamie Cockayne. That’s because his convicted murderer, 32-year-old Jahlil Ward of Gifft Hill, who wanted to testify against one of his two convicted accomplices, was shot

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young St. Thomas man who fled the Red Hook U.S. Customs facility when he realized that his backpack with a gun in it was about to be put through an x-ray machine got 2.5 years in prison. Javier Enrique Lima of St. Thomas was sentenced Wednesday

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens from the United States to travel to— and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not one of them. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the territory as a “level

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Magistrates Court in the British Virgin Islands dismissed the illegal fishing charges against New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy, according to his family and attorneys. But the court did not dismiss the illegal entry charge. and Foy’s scheduled to stand trial on that charge October 27.   Foy, 60, has been in jail

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CHRISTIANSTED — An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale struck in open water within 38 miles east-northeast of St. Croix this afternoon, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 2:24 p.m. today at a depth of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Erik Ackerson, a spokesman for

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