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SAN JUAN — Authorities seized $6 million worth of cocaine and arrested three people on a “go-fast” smuggling boat while on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Officials said the suspicious boat was spotted Monday by a Navy helicopter crew from the USS Kidd working with the Coast Guard and

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HAVANA — Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura, which left at least 24 dead and damaged thousands of homes and electricity infrastructure. Brigades of workers were out fixing toppled power poles, removing fallen trees

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. believes pre-departure testing at U.S. mainland airports as well as strict adherence to public health protocols will help contain the spread of COVID-19 locally and throughout the Caribbean. Speaking Wednesday during a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) “Caribbean Tourism Fireworks” discussion hosted by

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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Boat Station San Juan rescued two men aboard a 44-foot disabled and adrift recreational vessel Sand Piper Wednesday, about a half nautical mile off the coast of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Grenadian national Joseph Adrian, 36, and Bahamian national Christopher Knowles,

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MIAMI — The center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 58.5 West at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. The depression is moving towards the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard set port condition X-ray for all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 2 p.m. Wednesday, due to Tropical Depression 13 possibly arriving here within 48 hours. USCG cautioned the maritime community to remain vigilant as this depression has the

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MIAMI — As Tropical Depression 13 continues to spin on a forecast track north of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a second tropical depression formed this morning in the Caribbean with a path projected towards the Texas coastline, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update. As of 11

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas serial offender who was arrested for a nightclub shooting that took place two months ago, was re-arrested in prison on separate East End burglary charges today, authorities said. Matthew Fontaine, 28, of Dominica, was arrested at 11:24 a.m. today and charged with third-degree burglary,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The High Court of the British Virgin Islands has enforced a $646 million award against a company owned by beleaguered Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, finding that the ICC Court was right to appoint all five members of the arbitration tribunal itself. The decision affects

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgins Islands and Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. Tuesday, due to the strong possibility that tropical wave Invest 98L could be in the islands within 72 hours. Coast Guard port assessment teams are

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