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MISSING ATTORNEY: Mark Moroney[ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Police in St. John are searching for a well-known British lawyer who has gone missing. Mark Moroney, 70, has been missing since Sunday evening from his home in the Chocolate Hole area of St John. According to police, he had gone outside about

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PORT OF SPAIN — The U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the Caribbean, aided and advised state security forces in Trinidad on Thursday to apprehend four extremists who sought to carry out an imminent terrorist attack during Carnival. The rumored attack represented a broadening of the threat from the Islamic State

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — Economic growth in the Caribbean is being hampered by high unemployment among young people regarded as the highest in the world, and crime, according to IMFBlog, a forum for the views of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and officials on pressing economic and

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ST. GEORGE’S –– The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the increasing vulnerability of Caribbean populations and infrastructure to natural disasters. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy have now measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ruled the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Puerto Rico all suffered catastrophic fishery disasters after Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the region last fall. Ross’ formal designation gives participants in the fisheries to be eligibility for

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WAPA’s Clinton Hedrington [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said it stopped producing electricity for St. Thomas and St. John for six hours on Sunday “to protect its generators.” WAPA claimed that a fault in an underground transmission line was

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — One thousand and seventy four households have benefited from the financial assistance program led by the BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles with the support of the Government of the British Virgin Islands. The program received financial support of the Adventist

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FAIRFAX, Va. — Environmental health specialists from Virginia are heading to the territory to help with hurricane-recovery efforts. Two teams are scheduled to head Sunday to the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix and return on Feb. 27. Five of the 12

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRIDGETOWN — An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted several Caribbean islands on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center (SRC) of the University of the West Indies said that the quake, which occurred at

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico said on Friday it will receive $16 billion in federal aid under a disaster recovery package signed on Friday by U.S. President Donald Trump. That money includes nearly $7 billion announced on Wednesday and will help the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth recover from September’s Hurricane Maria, according

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