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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of Costa Rica admitted in federal court that he captained a vessel that tried to introduce at least 1,307 pounds of marijuana into the region, authorities said. Hansel Andres Centeno-Arriola of San José pled guilty on Friday to possession of a controlled substance with Intent

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The figures come from the Observatory of Killed Journalists database, which is maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It shows that, over the last decade, 894 journalists were murdered, an average of almost 90 per year: journalist killings in 2019 dropped by almost half compared to 2018

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GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned

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SAN JUAN — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn today, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. commonwealth that has been shaking for the past week. There were no immediate reports of

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KINGSTON — The Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network (CIJN) just launched with the unveiling of four deep dive exposés produced by over a dozen Caribbean journalists. CIJN is a project of the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC) which is headquartered in Jamaica. The four long-form multimedia investigative stories were led by

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Two American tourists were seriously injured while snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands after a marine accident on Friday, authorities said. One man was killed. John Lagrassa, 58, of Massapequa, New York died after being run over by a powerboat near Guana Island in the BVI,

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CAY HILL — A man identified only by his initials “M.K.L-B.” is currently being treated at the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) after being shot by an unknown person about 1:00 am Thursday, authorities said. The central dispatch of the Sint Maarten Police Force KPSM sent detectives to SMMC shortly

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Veteran Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson started building his underwater photography skills in a New York City pool months before he was ready to dive into the ocean waters off Florida and St. Thomas. His mission: Capture images of scientists at work on coral reefs threatened by climate

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Death is the hardest part of life that we have to deal with. It’s never easy to move on from your grief and tend to the affairs you have to deal with when a loved one dies. You might find yourself in charge of sorting out their property, money, vehicles,

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week. The move brought cautious rejoicing in the cockfighting business despite concerns

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