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Virgin Islands Men's Olympic Beach Volleyball Team Loses In The Quarterfinals Despite Playing Ringers
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GUAYMAS — The Virgin Islands beach volleyball team’s dreams of Olympic stardom got quashed on Thursday after being swept by Canada in the quarterfinal round at the NORCECA Continental Cup on Thursday. The Virgin Islands fielded two teams that each got beaten by their Canadian counterparts in three straight matches to take the best-of-five competition

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Experts Expect Coral Bleaching To Continue For A Record Third Year
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A dying giant clam affected by bleaching. SAN JUAN — Bad coral reef news seems to be never-ending these days. Case in point: on Monday, scientists announced that the world is in for an unprecedented third year of coral bleaching across the globe. The announcement comes courtesy of NOAA Coral

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As U.S. Marines Prepare For A Buildup In Guam, Some Push For Independence
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HAGATNA, Guam – This tiny Pacific island has several nicknames. There is “the tip of the spear” because it is the closest U.S. territory to potential hot spots in Asia, such as North Korea and the South China Sea. There is “America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier,” because the island is home

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Facing Securities Fraud Suit In New York, St. Croix's Erby Tries To Buy Maltese Citizenship for $1 Million
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       St. Croix businessman William Erby CHRISTIANSTED — One of the multi-millionaires lining up for a Maltese passport has run into trouble back in the United States, having to face a securities fraud lawsuit. William Charles Erbey was a billionaire worth $2.5 billion and a regular in Forbes’ list of the

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St. Vincent Man To Stand Trial In New York For Brutal Murder of High School Girl
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            MURDERED: Chanel Petro Nixon  NEW YORK  — A man being held in a St. Vincent and the Grenadines jail has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The victim, Chanel Petro Nixon, vanished on Father’s Day 2006. Her body

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Caribbean Registry's Goal Is 1,000 Bone Marrow Donors By 2017
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              Dr. Arthur Dunk GEORGE TOWN — There are only 400 registered bone marrow donors throughout the whole Caribbean region, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Caribbean Bone Marrow Registry has launched a donor drive with the goal of reaching at least 1,000 donors by the end of

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World-Naive Mapp Hands Cheap Chinese-Made Gift Bags Back To The Chinese And Expects It Will Convince Them To Visit The V.I.
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Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin

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Air Turbulence Causes Flight To Be Diverted From Dominican Republic To Florida
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FORT LAUDERDALE — Three passengers and four flight attendants had been taken to the hospital with head injuries after an Allegiant Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic experienced severe turbulence, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the FAA, Allegiant 7001, an Airbus A319 aircraft, diverted to Fort

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ISIS Jihadis Flying To Trinidad and Tobago To Recruit Fighters For Daesh
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PORT OF SPAIN — There may be trouble brewing in Paradise. The extremist group known as Islamic State has apparently begun looking beyond the Middle East and Europe to recruit new members. As European and online security efforts against the group have been bolstered, the radical terrorist group has now

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Disney Cruise Liner Rescues Three American Fugitives Off The Coast of Cuba
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HAVANA — A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans. U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release that last Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat. He

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