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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued a swimmer in distress just off Rompe Olas Beach near downtown Aguadilla.  Rescued was Mabel Ramos, mid thirties, after she was pulled out by the current, approximately a mile from shore.  Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector

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NEW YORK CITY — As the nation mourns the loss of those who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, one Virgin Islands resident will be honoring the sister she lost that day. Denise Torres-Hodge, a social worker at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, will read names of

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KINGSHILL — Police are asking for your help tonight to find a person missing on St. Croix for eight days. Joi Milagro Thomas-Lewis, 22, was reported missing by a family member, the Virgin Islands Police Department. Joi Milagro Thomas-Lewis was last seen on August 20, according to the VIPD. Thomas-Lewis

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MANICHE, Haiti — At the edge of a pile of rubble, Michael Jules plunged an iron bar over and over into the crumbling concrete of his grandmother’s home. A younger cousin squatted at his feet, pulling away debris with a trowel. It was Jules’ third day working the spot like

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LES CAYES — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt today to the Haitian government’s response to the deadly weekend earthquake, feeding the growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. Grace battered southwestern Haiti, which was hit hardest by Saturday’s quake, and officials warned

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LES CAYES — Doctors and aid workers rushed today to get flights to southwestern Haiti ahead of a looming storm, with hospitals in the devastated area unable to cope with casualties from a major earthquake that killed at least 1,297 people in the Caribbean nation. Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake brought

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — At least 1,000 people were killed and hundreds were injured and missing after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients. The epicenter of the quake

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government said today that it will deliver nearly 837,000 Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean nations as the region with limited resources struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases amid violent anti-vaccine protests. The Bahamas will receive 397,000 doses followed by Trinidad and Tobago with more than

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six detainees at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex on St. Thomas tested positive for COVID-19 Monday evening, the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections said Tuesday. Corrections began testing detainees Monday night after one complained of mild, flu-like symptoms. Thus far, the positive COVID-19 tests have

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education will resume its “No Virgin Islands. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative on Monday August 23 for school year 2021-2022. Now in its third year, the initiative was launched in March 2020 and has served at least 1,071,897 meals to students attending

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