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Coast Guard Rescues Cuban Illegal Immigrants

The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Thursday rescued seven illegal immigrants from Cuba stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

Tourism Expert: Future Looks Bright, Challenges Remain

Caribbean tourism has been thriving in recent years and the future looks even brighter, but many challenges remain, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association CEO Frank Comito said Friday.

Local Rocketry Club Invited to The White House

The Elena Christian Junior High School has been invited to participate in an all-expense-paid trip to the fifth annual White House Science Fair hosted by the president this weekend.

For Second Night in a Row, Fire Service Battles Home Blaze

A Frenchman's Bay home was damaged by fire Thursday night, V.I. Fire Service reported, the second house fire on St. Thomas in a 24-hour period. Firefighters battled a house blaze in Anna's Retreat Wednesday night.

Fire Damages Anna’s Retreat Home

Multiple units of fire fighters responded to a structural fire Wednesday evening in Anna's Retreat, fighting a fire that damaged a home, according to a news release from St. Thomas Fire Chief Oral Wheatley.

GERS Board OKs Legal Action Against Luis Hospital, Approves Havensight Budget

With more dismal news in the monthly treasurer’s report, the Government Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to authorize Administrator Austin Nibbs to pursue legal action against the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital for missing employee and employer contributions.

Nelson Proposing Pay Commission for Government Salaries

Sen. Terrence Positive' Nelson said he is proposing legislation to create a "compensation commission" to set government salaries, at a press conference in Budhoe Park Tuesday.

Scotia Bank Tells Banking Board It Is Modifying Balloon Mortgages

Scotia Bank will offer its Virgin Islands customers with balloon mortgages the opportunity to change to a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, according to Government House.

Scotia Bank Tells Banking Board It Is Modifying Balloon Mortgages

Scotia Bank will offer its Virgin Islands customers with balloon mortgages the opportunity to change to a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, according to Government...

Coffelt Stresses Link Between Crime Prevention, Literacy at Rotary East

Former judge and gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt said increased focus on literacy programs can be a crime prevention measure Wednesday night at a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas East.

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