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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS It’s hard to believe that this is the third day of my visit to Cuba. I’ve been like a sponge, soaking in all that my five senses can absorb about this beautiful country. We had an

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              Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN — Authorities in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico say a man drove a dead passenger to a police station and confessed to killing him. Police in the popular tourist town of Rincon said Wednesday that

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By GEOFFREY GILLER/HAKAI MAGAZINE If you want to know where someone comes from, you might listen to how they speak. Their accent or use of particular words may give you clues to their provenance. As it turns out, the same is true for whales. In a new study, scientists show

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JD, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS HAVANA – Today is the second day of my visit to Cuba. We began with a walking tour of old Havana and observed buildings that had been newly renovated as well as buildings that were under

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       Soraya Diase Coffelt By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS “Cuba is a land of beauty and complexities.” That’s how our tour guide initially described Cuba to us, a group of 31 persons from divergent areas in the United States who made this trip to

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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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SAN JUAN — Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC)  freight rates in the Caribbean fell to a 20-week low as the effects of reduced business put downward pressure on the market. The Caribbean-Singapore route was assessed at a lump sum total of $5.8 million on Tuesday. The last time that voyage

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The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The poll is the latest sign the virus, suspected to

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PHILLIPSBURG – Three Syrians who traveled from Haiti to St. Maarten on forged Greek passports on November 14 of last year are still on the Dutch-French island, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. On December 16, a Dutch Court sentenced the men to a three-month conditional prison sentence and

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PORT-AU-PRINCE – Angry protesters have stoned to death a former soldier in Haiti, as political violence continued before the country’s president is set to leave office without a successor. A crowd of opposition protesters attacked the man, who was rallying in a group of retired military officers, on the streets

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