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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – A New Zealand boat captain found guilty of the manslaughter of two passengers on a pleasure cruise in the British Virgin Islands has walked free from court. After a lengthy and often emotional trial, Stephen Fossi, 47, was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter

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SAN JUAN – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating the origin of almost a half-ton of cocaine seized last week from a shipping container at San Juan port, officials said Saturday. In a statement, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found 910 pounds (413 kilograms) of cocaine

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MIAMI — A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival

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CRUZ BAY — The crew of the Hokule‘a arrived at St. John on Sunday morning, marking the latest stop on the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s three-year worldwide tour. It was the canoe’s first landing in a U.S. territory since leaving Pago Pago, American Samoa, in October 2014. The 12-person crew left

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IT IS TOO LITTLE TOO LATE FOR MARCO RUBIO TED ‘CALGARY’ CRUZ WAS STILL BORN IN CANADA THE COSMETIC VIEW FROM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press It’s interesting that the nattering nabobs of negativity say that Cruz and Rubio can’t win the Republican nomination but Kasich

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SAN JUAN — Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she will become infected with the Zika virus and put her baby at risk. Her unease has escalated so much that the 38-year-old attorney barely leaves her

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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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MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® have teamed with the Emerald Gems Foundation to provide six selected high school juniors from St. Thomas the opportunity for an all expenses paid trip to the Twin Cities from Sunday, February 28 to Sunday, March 6. The Emerald Gems Foundation,

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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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