'Air Cocaine' Case of French Pilots Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Out Of DR Goes Forward
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CAIRO – Egypt is expected to extradite a Frenchman to the Dominican Republic for his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots sentenced to prison in a drugs case, an official said Saturday. The prosecution ordered the extradition of Christophe Naudin, a criminologist and aviation security expert who was

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Minnesota Airline With Routes To The Virgin Islands Gives Back To Local Youths
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MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® have teamed with the Emerald Gems Foundation to provide six selected high school juniors from St. Thomas the opportunity for an all expenses paid trip to the Twin Cities from Sunday, February 28 to Sunday, March 6. The Emerald Gems Foundation,

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Freedom of The Press Not Respected In The Caribbean, Unless You Live Under The U.S. Flag
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BRIDGETOWN – Some 68 media professionals met in Barbados this week to discuss threats to freedom of the press in the Caribbean. The people gathered at the Radisson Hotel in Bridgetown came from 13 different CARICOM-member states to attend the two-day seminar from Feb. 23-24. “The basis of the rights

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American Surfer Disappears Without A Trace From Dominican Republic After Smoking 'Voodoo Marijuana'
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PUERTO PLATA — It was Darryl Fornatora’s Christmas present to himself — a seven-day vacation in the Dominican Republican surfing the waters off the picturesque Caribbean island. But the 46-year-old Fornatora, of Palm Beach, Fla., never made his flight home — and nearly a month after his Jan. 27 disappearance,

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REPORT: Virgin Islands Airline Bookings Down 27% In One Month Due To Zika Virus Scare
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Airline bookings to the U.S. Virgin Islands have dropped sharply since health warnings were first issued for the territory on January 22, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In the one month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put a travel alert on

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Kamoui Francis Gets Two Additional Years In Prison For Facebook Threat Sent From His Prison Cell
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CHRISTIANSTED – A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old St. Croix man on Thursday to more than two years of additional prison time after transmitting a threat from his prison cell over social media to a woman who had a restraining order against him. Kamoui Francis was given 27 months in

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Rae Town Jamaica Native Lighting Up Division I Basketball In New York
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ALBANY, N.Y. – Shereesha Richards trots to center court as she and her University at Albany teammates prepare for the start of a league home game against New Hampshire. Seconds after winning the opening tip, the 6-foot-1 Richards curls in along the baseline, corrals a pass and banks in a shot

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Mapp Administration To Establish Fruit Farm Tours On St. Croix
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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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FDA BLOOD BAN: How Will It Affect Virgin Islands Hospitals' Bottom Lines?
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   PR Health Secretary Ana Ruis SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. Following the

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Zika Virus Might Be More Deadly To Fetuses Than Previously Known
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The Zika virus might be more damaging to a fetus than research to this point has previously suggested, potentially causing a range of life-threatening birth defects, a new report says. The stillborn baby of a 20-year-old Brazilian woman infected with Zika had almost no brain tissue, which is a birth

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