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BOGOTA — Fifteen countries in the Americas agreed on Tuesday to ban 29 Venezuelans, including the oil-producing country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, and his close allies, from traveling within their borders as part of diplomatic efforts to push him to step down. The meeting included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, the United

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Philippines has been charged with threatening injury in order to induce sex from a woman, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands said today that a federal indictment has been handed down charging a Filipino

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SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to

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ATLANTA — A Virginia native will represent the territory in an upcoming international beauty and talent pageant. Andrea Piecuch, 25, will be up on stage as the United States Virgin Islands’ hopeful in the Miss Universe 2019 competition in Georgia. It is the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant

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HAVANA — The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela’s government, the U.S. Commerce Department said this weekend. In a statement Friday, the Commerce Department said it will restrict Cuba’s access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licenses for

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas today, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at

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SAN JUAN — An Australian man has fallen to his death from a cruise ship as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The man was traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas en route to St. Thomas on Wednesday when he fell overboard. A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman

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LIMA, Peru — A second-half comeback was unnecessary on Wednesday night for a U.S. Pan American Games women’s team, as the Americans built an enormous first-half advantage and cruised to a 103-55 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands in the second game of Group B play at the 2019 Pan

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