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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A cargo vessel owned by Ferrol Trucking has run aground in the St. Thomas harbor, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. No injuries have been reported. The U.S. Coast Guard said its alert station in San Juan was contacted at about 5 a.m. today by St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has the fourth highest murder rate in the world, according to a study done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands, the UNODC said.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A bookkeeper with the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) was arraigned today in federal court on a criminal indictment charging her with federal program theft and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the indictment, Kira Lee Encarnacion, 40, was employed by the Women’s Coalition, a

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico‘s governor said on Monday he intends to sell off its troubled power utility to the private sector, saying the process could take roughly 18 months to complete. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has yet to recover fully from the devastation wrought by Hurricane

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By ACTING ASSISTANT U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION JASON BOTEL SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Two trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands opened my eyes to the enormity of the challenges students, educators and families there face, and what lies ahead to reverse the impact of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is healthy, reported Gov. Kenneth Mapp, in his fourth State of the Territory Address at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas, Monday evening. Mapp, who has been chief executive through back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, said

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