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NEW YORK — A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday

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PHILIPSBURG — Three people have been arrested in Sint Maarten in connection with the fatal shooting of a Canadian man who died protecting his daughter during a robbery, authorities said. Sylvain Valade, 48, from Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, a town in the Laurentians region north of Montreal, was shot June 5 and died

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico braced early today for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to take over one of the island’s busiest highways this

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ROSEAU — A gay man in Dominica has filed a legal claim challenging its laws that ban gay sex and punish same-sex relations with prison terms and psychiatric confinement,a Canada-based rights group said today. Dominica is one of nine Caribbean countries that outlaw gay sex, and taking down its ban could

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ATLANTA — A federal lawsuit filed today says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about the island. The suit was filed

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At VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial AffairsV.I. Legislature

CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens has extended greetings to residents ahead of this week’s Emancipation Day and Independence Day commemorations. “It is my hope everyone remembers the significance of these holidays and the sacrifices made to achieve them as they enjoy attending one of this week’s special events or spending

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ORANJESTAD — The government of Aruba said on Monday it will form an advisory committee to decide the future of a 209,000-barrel-per-day refinery that remains idled amid sanctions on operator Citgo Petroleum’s parent company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes said there are three possible scenarios for the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Acting JFL Chief Executive Officer Dyma Williams and staff met with Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and members of his executive team on Wednesday to discuss successes and ongoing challenges at the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center. Key to the discussion was JFL’s compromised infrastructure and repairs;

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WASHINGTON — Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality, wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers

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