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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air & Marine Operations (AMO) and the U.S. Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilos) of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea and apprehended three Dominican Republic nationals. CBP said the suspected

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SAN JUAN — Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries research team. It was found during an underwater expedition using

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two “minor” earthquakes struck in the open waters off the north coast of St. Thomas in the last four hours, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said this morning. The first quake of magnitude 4.7 registered 68 miles north-northwest of Charlotte Amalie at 3:07 a.m. today, the EMSC

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted two illegal voyages Sunday off the coast of Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said this week.  Puerto Rican Border Patrol (FURA) detected a 20-foot vessel with 12 migrants aboard, 11 Dominican Republic and one Guatemalan migrant — including 11 adult males and

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SAN JUAN -— Officials in Puerto Rico announced today that it expects to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December as the island hits a record number of daily cases and hospitalizations. Health care workers, teachers and certain public sector employees are among those who will take priority, officials said. “This will

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GUSTAVIA — The islands of the Caribbean — comprising the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and Lesser Antilles — feature remarkable biodiversity, with species mainly having originated from South and Central America. These islands are regarded collectively as one of the 25 main biodiversity hot spots on Earth and the third in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ruth E. Thomas, a former principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, who was known for being stern but fair, died after a lengthy illness on St. Thomas. She was 94. Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement remembering esteemed St. Thomas educator Ruth Thomas, who passed away

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed a six-person delegation from Indonesia to Government House on St. Croix recently. Dr. Nana Yuliana, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, and her five-person delegation made their inaugural trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from their home base in Texas. Dr. Yuliana was

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ORANJESTAD — A 21-year-old Colombian man has been extradited from the Netherlands Antilles to Sydney and charged with the murder of an Australian woman. The body of 69-year-old Kimberley McRae was found in a Mount Street unit, in the beachside suburb of Coogee, on January 14. McRae had last been

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative has been suspended for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Education said. Feeding will resume on November 30. Thanksgiving meals will be distributed starting today through Wednesday. The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative will not operate in the

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