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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr held his second meeting of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy group (CEDS), recently in St. Thomas. A group of about 30 local business owners, members of non-profit foundations, representatives from the Tourism industry, government officials and other community stakeholders heard presentations about the

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Agriculture Experiment Station (AES) has been featured in the August 2019 issue of National Geographic, one of the leading magazines on science, geography, history, and world culture. AES, which features an aquaculture program, is spotlighted in the magazine’s Explore Decoder section with

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EAST END, St. Croix —  A drunken North Carolina relief worker was on island for less than two weeks when he did not follow the instructions of three armed robbers at Castaway’s Bar & Restaurant and was quickly dispatched with multiple bullets in the back as he continued to belly

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PHILIPSBURG — Three people have been arrested in Sint Maarten in connection with the fatal shooting of a Canadian man who died protecting his daughter during a robbery, authorities said. Sylvain Valade, 48, from Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, a town in the Laurentians region north of Montreal, was shot June 5 and died

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LIMA, Peru — A second-half comeback was unnecessary on Wednesday night for a U.S. Pan American Games women’s team, as the Americans built an enormous first-half advantage and cruised to a 103-55 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands in the second game of Group B play at the 2019 Pan

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The

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SAN JUAN — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez’s own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It didn’t take Abilene Christian University long to warm up to playing in St. Thomas. In the first game for the reigning Southland Conference champions, ACU handily dispatched the British Virgin Islands national team 81-44. Hayden Howell, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, led the Wildcats in scoring with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ best athletes are working hard to make it to next year’s Olympics in Japan. One man who stands a good chance to qualify is boxer Deion Pruitt, who was once trained by St. Thomas native and former boxing world champion Julian Jackson. Should Pruitt,

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