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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is with great sorrow and breaking hearts, that we the family of Dr. Paul Vendel Maynard, Sr. announce his untimely passing. Dr. Maynard, a native of Zion Village Nevis, departed this earth on January 21, 2021 at age 69, after a brief hospitalization at the Schneider

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national team will play its final first-round games in its own backyard — Puerto Rico — for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers. The USVI national team’s best player and scoring leader, Walter Hodge, is a native of Puerto Rico — so

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — John Rankin was sworn in Friday as the British Virgin Islands’ 14th governor during a ceremony at the Save The Seed Energy Center in Duffs Bottom. In his welcoming remarks, House Speaker Julian Willock said Rankin will take office at an interesting time in the relationship

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AGUADILLA — A Coast Guard aircrew combined efforts with U.S. Border Patrol agents during a drug smuggling event Saturday that resulted in the seizure of 157 pounds (71 Kilos) of cocaine and the arrest of two suspected smugglers from the Dominican Republic near Villa Montana in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Jamaican immigrant who authorities described as a beer bandit for his role in seven thefts of booze at Florida stores has been arrested. Damian St. Aubyn Fuller, 43, of Kingston, Jamaica was arrested Wednesday after deputies spotted him carrying cases of beer outside a Tamarac, Florida

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CRUZ BAY — Minor earthquakes rattled four islands in the Caribbean on Sunday evening, including St. John and Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) and the UWI Seismic Unit. The USGS reported that a 5.4 quake was recorded 47 miles east of Cruz Bay, St. John and

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Until very recently, all forms of gambling in the British Virgin Islands were prohibited. However, following the introduction of new legislation in the country, gambling has become legalized and regulated, bringing potential new economic growth and new opportunities to the people of BVI. Prior to this change in the law

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group is selling one of its four cruise lines — Azamara — to a New York-based private equity firm. In a $201 million transaction, the second largest cruise company in the world plans to hand over the Azamara brand and its three cruise ships to Sycamore

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic man who reportedly shot and killed the perpetrator of a deadly nightclub shooting on St. Thomas has been sentenced to no additional prison time in connection to the incident. Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, of Santo Domingo, with no legal status in the United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested one Puerto Rican boat captain for attempting to smuggle more than $100,000 in cash by sea to St. Thomas. Blas Sebastian Panzardi Davila of San Juan, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for an initial appearance after his

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