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CAIRO – Egypt is to extradite a Frenchman to the Dominican Republic for his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots sentenced to prison in a drugs case, an official said Saturday. The prosecution ordered the extradition of Christophe Naudin, a criminologist and aviation security expert who was arrested

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BRIDGETOWN – Some 68 media professionals met in Barbados this week to discuss threats to freedom of the press in the Caribbean. The people gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Bridgetown came from 13 different CARICOM-member states to attend the two-day seminar from Feb. 23-24. “The basis of the rights

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PUERTO PLATA — It was Darryl Fornatora’s Christmas present to himself — a seven-day vacation in the Dominican Republican surfing the waters off the picturesque Caribbean island. But the 46-year-old Fornatora, of Palm Beach, Fla., never made his flight home — and nearly a month after his Jan. 27 disappearance,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Airline bookings to the U.S. Virgin Islands have dropped sharply since health warnings were first issued for the territory on January 22, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In the one month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put a travel alert on

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Shereesha Richards trots to center court as she and her University at Albany teammates prepare for the start of a league home game against New Hampshire. Seconds after winning the opening tip, the 6-foot-1 Richards curls in along the baseline, corrals a pass and banks in a shot

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MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My trip to Cuba was indeed a wonderful experience. Whenever I travel, I spend time observing the area – its people, culture, economy, and surroundings – and think about what we in the Virgin Islands can

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SAN JUAN – U.S. airlines have slashed leisure fares to Puerto Rico in recent months to lure travelers to the debt-strapped island, hit by economic turmoil and lately the arrival of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The lowest fares to San Juan, Puerto Rico, have fallen 22 percent on average from

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS Today was our last day in Cuba and amongst one of the busiest. We were given the exclusive opportunities to meet and speak with persons at a vocational trade school and a public health clinic to

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      Buckeye President Khalid Muslih CARACAS – A saturated oil storage network in the Caribbean is forcing some South American and African producers to keep selling crude at prices that do not cover production costs, brokers and sources told Reuters. Low price environments typically motivate producing and trading

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