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SAN JUAN — One size doesn’t fit all, and that cliché was at the heart of a recent decision to revamp fishing guidelines in the American Caribbean. Island-based fishery management plans will now guide managers in designing policies that are specific to the biodiversity, culture, and other characteristics of different locations

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. Two of the interdicted migrants remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance just east of the Caribbean is battling strong upper-level winds as it crawls towards the islands. Unless something very unexpected happens, the hostile upper environment is likely to keep it from developing an organized, tight circulation, but it can’t be completely ruled out. Sometimes, an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who lied to FBI agents about knowing the whereabouts of an alleged drug kingpin admitted in federal court to harboring a wanted fugitive two years ago. Clintford Joseph, Jr. 54, of St. Croix pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to providing a

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SAN JUAN 𑁋 Tiny Tim has gone bush. Leaving room for a talented Boriquen man with a ukulele on our neighbor’s island just 100 miles to the north. “Forget Columbus. Today is Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship Day,” Kristian Bob wrote on Twitter today. “Let the celebration begin!” The song

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Magistrates Court in the British Virgin Islands dismissed the illegal fishing charges against New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy, according to his family and attorneys. But the court did not dismiss the illegal entry charge. and Foy’s scheduled to stand trial on that charge October 27.   Foy, 60, has been in jail

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters throughout the Caribbean to use extra caution while out on the water this holiday weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police concluded their search for an overdue boater, who was found stranded and rescued by the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit this morning on “Cayo Collado” in Lajas. Rescued is Francisco Palomo, 55, who reportedly rented a Caribbean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who tried to mail a pound of cocaine disguised as candy bars to the U.S. mainland last year got just over a year in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Kemo Riley, 43, of St. Thomas was sentenced for mailing a package

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CAGUAS — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods, confessing they sometimes had to rely on taxi drivers for directions during emergencies. That’s because more than 300,000 homes on the island have no formal address. The absence of

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