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ORLANDO — Three U.S. Virgin Islands men are in custody for a fatal shooting of a man in the downtown area of the third largest city in Florida last month. Jahkeel Daiquon O’Neil, 21; Jahkiel Shaquille “Ayee Flea Dehdan” Gumbs of St. Croix, 24; and De’Ondre “Deo” Simmonds of St.

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MIAMI — A St. Croix hit man shot a female dentist six times in the back before an upcoming Florida trial, but she miraculously survived the shooting and is now clinging to life in a medically-induced coma. Ralph Benjamin, 39, of St. Croix and Hector Ledesma, 34, of St. Croix

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In Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on St. Thomas, says he meets many people who have no idea that the territory even exists. “When I first went to Pittsburgh for my undergrad, I would talk to people about the

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — CVS officials say they are investigating a claim by a Purdue University engineering student who said he was denied the purchase of an over-the-counter cold medicine because employees at the chain store looked at his Puerto Rican driver’s license and told him he needed a valid

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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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SAN JUAN — Spirit Airlines has announced that it will expand service to Puerto Rico with two new routes in December. In addition to nonstop flights launched from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Tampa to San Juan earlier this year, the airline will introduce daily flights from Boston, Mass., and Newark, N.J.,

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fled the territory when he knew he was a wanted man on assault charges … has been caught in California, authorities said. Emergency 911 dispatchers fielded a call reporting an assault had occurred in the area of Lindberg Bay about 9:55 a.m. on January

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GROSSE TETE, La. — A Florida woman who was pinned to the ground by a camel outside a Louisiana truck stop last week told sheriff’s deputies that she bit the animal’s testicles to escape. The woman and her husband stopped at the Tiger Truck Stop near Baton Rouge last Thursday

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Your place of work should be a safe place for you. However, accidents can happen anywhere. You can’t stop accidents from happening, but you can prepare yourself for when it does happen. It’s best to educate yourself on common accidents so you know how to avoid them. You should also

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