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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sunday, March 27, 2016 at roughly 1:45am, officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road. Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Foul trouble continued to plague Rakeem Christmas on Thursday as the Mad Ants lost their fourth-straight game, coming up short against the Westchester Knicks by a score of 98-86 After scoring six of Fort Wayne’s first 13 points, Indiana’s rookie, while matched up against the more

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer, doubled in two more and threw out a pair of runners trying to steal, leading the San Diego Padres to a 17-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Padres starter Andrew Cashner overcame a rocky first and went six innings,

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NEW YORK — A JetBlue flight attendant who authorities say left behind 70 pounds of cocaine worth up to $3 million after flinging off her heels and running from security at Los Angeles Internationals Airport was arrested here. The judge overseeing the case, Viktor V. Pohorelsky, had originally granted 31-year-old

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BRIDGETOWN — Flights to and from Barbados this weekend were delayed or cancelled due to the closure of the Grantley Adams International Airport as a result of strike action by air traffic controllers. Regional carrier LIAT said that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey will

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Every Easter, the Caribbean — like many other West Indian and largely Catholic territories — enjoys a revered tradition of eating hot cross buns. The popular treat is a sticky sweet bun made with raisins and topped with a cross made of icing. Munching into them on Good Friday, when

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 CONVICTED: Shawki Thomas CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to mailing a gun through the U.S. mail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shawki Thomas admitted to U.S. Magistrate Court Judge George Cannon to one count of unlawful mailing of a firearm,

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                       CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 about 9:24 a.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to a report of a shooting victim on the roadside leading towards the Bovoni Projects. Upon arrival to the scene,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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