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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens expressed his profound sympathies to the people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian and urged Virgin Islanders to join him in supporting local relief efforts. “Everyone of us know how difficult the recovery from a major

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas today, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at

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Caring for others is something that most people have to do at different points in their lives. While some will have to care for their children, others may have to care for a sick loved one or elderly parents. Whatever the case may be, caregiving is a great skill to

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FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that IONIAN SHIPPING & TRADING CORP., LILY SHIPPING LTD., STAMATIOS ALEKIDIS, ATHANASIOS PITTAS and REY ESPULGAR have been convicted and sentenced for various pollution, recordkeeping, and obstruction of justice crimes on the Motor Tanker (“M/T”) Ocean

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FREDERIKSTED — Vice President of Tropical Shipping Hispanola & USVI, Maria del Mar Rodríguez, and Manager of Tropical Shipping St. Croix, Karla Yhan, delivered a $10,000 contribution to the Queen Louise Home for Children on Wednesday. The donation will assist recovery efforts at Queen Louise Home, which is still under repairs

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SAN JUAN — An Australian man has fallen to his death from a cruise ship as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The man was traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas en route to St. Thomas on Wednesday when he fell overboard. A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman

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NASSAU — Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic material quickly degrades when

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PHILIPSBURG — Three people have been arrested in Sint Maarten in connection with the fatal shooting of a Canadian man who died protecting his daughter during a robbery, authorities said. Sylvain Valade, 48, from Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, a town in the Laurentians region north of Montreal, was shot June 5 and died

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The

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