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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic this morning, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean

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CHRISTIANSTED — An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale struck in open water within 38 miles east-northeast of St. Croix this afternoon, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 2:24 p.m. today at a depth of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Erik Ackerson, a spokesman for

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SAN JUAN — Olympusat, International, LLC., a world-class media company with a fast-growing multi-platform portfolio and specializing in production, distribution, and commercialization of high-quality HD content for broadcast television, MVPDs, and OTT platforms in the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America, announced that Free TV,  the ad-supported, app-based on-demand video service, is

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SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded approximately 1,981 kilograms of cocaine, 28 kilograms of amphetamines and six suspected smugglers at Sector San Juan Friday, following two separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea. The seized illegal narcotics have a wholesale value of at least

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MIAMI — The tropics continue to heat up as we work our way into the first week of October. Tropical Storm Gamma, newly named Invest 92L and two other areas to watch out in the Atlantic highlight the busy week ahead. Gamma made landfall in the Yucatan peninsula Saturday and

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MIAMI — People in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico still have to keep one eye on the Atlantic Ocean. Two tropical waves were being tracked by meteorologists on Wednesday evening. One is in the west-central Caribbean Sea and has a good chance of strengthening into a tropical depression

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect eight rare species of skink, a type of lizard, under the Endangered Species Act. The skinks are found only in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The hired security officer at the Sunny Isle Shopping Center was robbed at gunpoint at his post on Thursday night, authorities said. Officers were dispatched to the Sunny Isle Shopping Center regarding an armed robbery at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Detectives made contact

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Puerto Rico natives checked into a waterfront-area hotel on St. Thomas and brought with them a duffel bag full of cocaine, authorities said. Rafael Velez-Lopez, 24, of Vieques and Emanuel Campbell Camacho, 29, of Vieques, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for preliminary and

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SANTO DOMINGO — When it comes to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has the most cases by far, 110,122 cases as of today. But when you look at per capita data, the Dominican Republic actually trails the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to MJS

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