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CHRISTIANSTED – The former Managing Editor of the St. Croix Avis newspaper has taken a public stance in favor of the scofflaw businessman who did not pay an employee their final paycheck, according to a post on LinkedIn. Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent, a part-time instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands,

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                    J’wa Charlery of St. Croix RICHMOND, Virginia — A St. Croix man is a suspect in the killing of a woman at a Virginia hotel last year has been added to U.S. Marshals Service’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitives list. J’Wa Emone Charlery, 19, has been charged by Richmond police

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FREDERIKSTED – The Virgin Islands Police Department said Tuesday that it had rounded up five men in different parts of St. Croix on illegal weapons possession charges. Among the weapons recovered were a machine gun and a Glock handgun, believed to have been stolen from the residence of a police officer a few

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Ernice Gilbert, owner of the VI Consortium CHRISTIANSTED – An online newspaper that has been in business for less than a year has refused to issue at least one payroll check owed to a former employee, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Virgin Islands Consortium, owned and operated

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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has asked the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to remove the Mississippi state flag from the armories in St. Croix and St. Thomas, citing its incorporation of the Confederate flag within the design of the flag, Government House said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Tuesday that it has begun a study of coral reefs and fish populations in the Virgin Islands. Scientists will collect data on reefs surrounding St. Thomas and St. John through July 23 as part of the NOAA Coral

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  CANE BAY — Staring into the turquoise Caribbean Sea while sipping a tropical drink topped by a tiny paper umbrella, I suddenly realized what makes St. Croix so special. My first inkling was the sign outside Off the Wall Beach Bar: “No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” Then came

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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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SAN JUAN — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history. There has been so little rain here

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