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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said on Friday he would start an Inmate Work Program to assist in the clean up of towns and roadsides and other beautification efforts in the territory. The Inmate Work Program is a joint initiative between Government House, the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) and

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MIAMI — Visitors are increasingly seeking interactive travel experiences that allow them to make human connections, as well as use their mobile devices to explore new destinations. This was just one of the many takeaways from the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said Thursday. He said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. honored media icon and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Tom Joyner by proclaiming today April 11 as “Tom Joyner Day” in the territory. Governor Bryan is scheduled to meet with Joyner during a welcome back event for Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage Cruise hosted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — First Lady of the Virgin Islands Yolanda Bryan said she “is pleased to invite children of the Virgin Islands to enjoy Easter Jamboree” events throughout the territory. Bryan’s team of volunteers have planned activities including Easter egg hunts, storytelling, face painting, games, entertainment and photo opportunities for

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MIAMI — Demand for culturally relevant and eco-tourism attractions continues to grow and the territory must do more to support their development, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said on Tuesday. During the second full day of the 2019 Seatrade Cruise Global Conference, key industry players spoke to international tourism’s new dynamics

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Agriculture will announce collection and shipment dates for livestock farmers and others in the St. Thomas/St. John district, who may require slaughtering. You are required to pay the slaughter bill before shipping animals. The Department will also be distributing bagged mulch donated by Arthur

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JOHANNESBURG — A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said. The man and two others were hunting illegally at Kruger National Park last week when the elephant surprised them, park

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced today the appointment of Jessica Gallivan and the reappointment of Judges Debra Watlington, Douglas Brady and Kathleen Mackay to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Jessica Gallivan, who is currently a magistrate judge with the Superior Court has been nominated by Governor

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AGUADA, PUERTO RICO — In the mountains of the Naranjo neighborhood, a well-known song of Puerto Rican rapper Calle 13 rang from some loudspeaker: “Si quieres cambio verdadero, pues, camina distinto (If you want real change, then, walk differently)” – it was heard. The words echoed through the leafy trees, mingled

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LOS ANGELES — By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency. Those costs will come in the form of water shortages, crippled

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