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MID-ISLAND, St. Croix —  An elderly Estate Clifton Hill resident reported to police that he was viciously attacked by a pack of seven pit bulls belonging to his neighbor two days ago, authorities said. When police arrived on the scene after a 911 emergency dispatch call about 7 p.m. on

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens expressed his profound sympathies to the people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian and urged Virgin Islanders to join him in supporting local relief efforts. “Everyone of us know how difficult the recovery from a major

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas today, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has teamed up with one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, The Nature Conservancy, to help create a more resilient Caribbean, where tourism thrives while communities benefit and natural resources are used in a sustainable way. “It’s a perfect match

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Maybe for the first-time ever, a “minor” storm has had its eye zigzag directly over the two major U.S. Virgin Islands in one day. The National Hurricane Center said that the center of Tropical Storm Dorian passed directly over St. Croix about 8 a.m. today. Then, CNN

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, where conditions are forecast to begin deteriorating as early as this morning. At 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time, the center of Dorian was located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude

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FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that IONIAN SHIPPING & TRADING CORP., LILY SHIPPING LTD., STAMATIOS ALEKIDIS, ATHANASIOS PITTAS and REY ESPULGAR have been convicted and sentenced for various pollution, recordkeeping, and obstruction of justice crimes on the Motor Tanker (“M/T”) Ocean

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MIAMI — There’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic called Dorian, and it’s predicted to become a hurricane before midweek as it approaches the U.S. Virgin Islands. If the storm keeps to its current track it should arrive in the territory as a Category 1 cyclone sometime on Wednesday,

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NASSAU — Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic material quickly degrades when

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