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      Buckeye President Khalid Muslih CARACAS – A saturated oil storage network in the Caribbean is forcing some South American and African producers to keep selling crude at prices that do not cover production costs, brokers and sources told Reuters. Low price environments typically motivate producing and trading

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The seized boat in dry dock on St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A French national said that he was physically attacked, shot and robbed at sea off the coast of the South Shore of St. Croix in January, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. It might be the first report

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   FIRE BUG: Stedroy Hurst of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – The number of incidents pointing out a lack of proper supervision at the territory’s only prison continues. Police arrested a 29-year-old St. Croix man on charges related to setting fire to the belongings in another inmate’s prison cell at the

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean on Tuesday reported a surge in tourism for 2015 that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and spending records , though there are concerns the mosquito-borne Zika virus could put a dent in those numbers this year. Nearly 29 million

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Attorney General  Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Justice said Tuesday that it is holding $600,000 in child support funds it has collected but cannot distribute because it can’t find the people it belongs to. V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker began “Operation Save Our Children” in late

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MUM’S THE WORD: Juan Figueroa-Serville ATLANTA – The Virgin Islands government is the only state, territory or commonwealth in the United States not to report its flu statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Nearby Puerto Rico is reporting high

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Crime is a booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With that in mind the U.S. Attorney’s Office is hiring more prosecutors for its offices in the territory, according to an advertisement in the Latin American Herald Tribune. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the

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CHRISTIANSTED – A man broke into a woman’s apartment at LBJ Gardens in Estate Richmond and tried to rape her early Saturday morning, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a break-in and attempted sexual assault at 4:31 a.m. Saturday in the LBJ Gardens housing

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Sunday that it is well aware of the people in St. Croix who are without electricity. WAPA said that portions of Estates Cotton Valley and Solitude began experiencing “an electrical service interruption” at 8:20 a.m. today. But WAPA said it

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  Dr. Tom Frieden of CDC WASHINGTON – Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tweeted a damning picture of Zika virus research blaming “50 years of neglect” on the current crisis facing the whole world. Testifying before politicians in Washington, Dr. Frieden warned

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