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BRIDGETOWN — University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus launched an initiative to boost education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on September 15. The initiative, named, RISE Caribbean – the Research Initiative for Supporting Education in the Caribbean, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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NASSAU — Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis conceded defeat in the general elections on the Atlantic island chain reeling from a surge in COVID-19 cases and slump in the tourism-dependent economy due to the pandemic. Minnis called his challenger Philip Davis to congratulate him and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

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Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has repeatedly said it’s his job to keep residents safe from the ravages of COVID-19, going as far as mandating the use of plastic utensils at restaurants and restricting beach access on weekends and holidays. The Bryan administration continues to urge residents to get vaccinated and,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The busy tropical season continued on Sunday afternoon as Tropical Depression Seventeen morphed into Tropical Storm Rose. Rose, the 17th storm of the season, is located about 552 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. The other active storm currently in the Atlantic

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CHRISTIANSTED — National Park Service (NPS) acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Angelita “Angie” Alvino as the new superintendent of the Christiansted National Historic Site. In addition to the site in Christiansted town, she will also oversee the Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted in connection to an alleged assault at a Havensight-area mall is now in official custody, authorities said today. Jose Neveda Alcala, 27, of Norre Gade, Charlotte Amalie, was arrested at 4:05 p.m. Saturday and charged with first-degree assault, attempted murder, third-degree assault

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SAN JUAN — It’s a little-known fact, but a small lizard native to St. Croix warrants protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In fact, the feds have been making a stink about the Virgin Islands Skink for at least the last

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MIAMI — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early today and a new tropical depression was spinning over the far eastern Atlantic. Peter was centered about 630 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. EDT advisory. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male in the roadway of Upper Havensight at 10:32 p.m. Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Officers found the male, who appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Technicians concluded he did not have any vital

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man who traveled to the U.S. mainland for medical treatment of bullet wounds has been returned to the territory to face murder charges, authorities said. Guillermo Rivera, 28 of Aureo Diaz Heights – detained and extradited from Orlando, Florida to St. Croix on September 17

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