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ASUNCIÓN — Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region’s livestock production at a United Nations’ food summit this month amid concerns over the sector’s environmental impact. Paraguay’s farming and livestock minister, Santiago Bertoni, said in a video-conference that

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands Police Department is releasing the identities of two persons recently found deceased on St. Croix. On June 1, the body of an unidentified adult female was found on the roadside in Estate St. John, the VIPD said. According to the autopsy, the female was beaten

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CRUZ BAY — The first St. Thomas-St. John winner of the “Vax To Win USVI” lottery was actively involved informally in promoting the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s coronavirus educational awareness campaign on his home island of St. John, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ronald “Ron” Mosholder, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands government said that it would announce the winners of the “Vax To Win USVI” lottery on July 9. Then in the weekly Government House press conference last week, the government put up a graphic on screen that said the lottery winners would be announced on

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CHRISTIANSTED — A routine traffic stop led to police discovering an illegal weapon in a luxury vehicle near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on Friday night, authorities said. Andy Pemberton, 21, of All For The Better, was arrested at 7:18 p.m. Friday and charged with carrying a firearm openly or

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — People at the beach on St. Thomas this weekend had one burning question: “Why do I have to listen to your obnoxious music where I go for peace and relaxation?” That interrogative started as a thread in the private Facebook group “What’s Actually Going On St. Thomas?”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man surrendered to authorities without incident this weekend after learning that he was wanted for “several” instances of the sexual assault of a child, police said. Jefferson Faustin, 31, of Estate Lovenlund, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated rape, child

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard said the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel in the Mona Passage waters in the Caribbean

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PORT CANAVERAL — The crew of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant conducted a formal change of command ceremony in Florida this week. During the Thursday ceremony, Cmdr. Jay Guyer relieved Cmdr. Fred Bertsch of the duties of commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.  Bertsch served

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has reported its first cases of the highly contagious Delta variant in the territory, with health officials saying that the USVI was ripe for the entry because so many people refuse the COVID vaccine here. The Virgin Islands Department of Health said Saturday

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