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CRUZ BAY —  Work has begun to repair the George Simmons Terrace Senior Center on St. John. The facility, built in 1985, was damaged after severe wind, and wind-driven rain from Hurricane Maria lifted the corrugated metal roofing, causing damages to the electrical and mechanical systems as well as the interior

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a 70-year-old St. Thomas man who went fishing Saturday and never returned home. Stanfield “Stan” Dumas was reported missing by family members at 5:53 p.m. on Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Dumas is a black man who stands about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As of today, the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands is 69. To date, the islands have recorded six deaths and 61 recoveries and there are only two active cases on the island. Testing for the virus has been carried out on 1,300 people

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, held a virtual extraordinary meeting with ambassadors and representatives from the permanent missions of 31 countries in the region to the United Nations, to inform them about the actions and proposals the

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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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DUSHANBE — Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 33 countries and territories that have yet to report a single case of the novel coronavirus. These include Comoros, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and tiny far-flung island nations in the Pacific such as Nauru, Kiribati and

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SAN JUAN — Governor Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the island’s history, the

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BUENOS AIRES — Latin America and the Caribbean has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus infections, according to an Agence France-Press tally based on official reports.  Almost half have been recorded in Brazil – the country worst-hit by the pandemic in the region – which also has more than 15,000

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FREDERIKSTED — Two men have been arrested and a male minor has been detained in connection to a shooting of two women in Estate Paradise on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Jiovani Smith, 20, of Mount Pleasant and Calijah Brewley, 19, of Marley Homes were arrested Friday and charged with first-degree

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rico man with roots in the U.S. Virgin Islands allegedly had a loaded firearm magazine in his luggage when he tried to clear security at the St. Thomas airport on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Khaliem Tang-Yuk, 20, of Puerto Rico was arrested about 2:47 p.m.

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