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AUSTIN, Texas — LargeUp, a global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture, will present Austin Island, the first-ever U.S. Virgin Islands music showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The event, co-sponsored by the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Republican consultant from Michigan who advised Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is trying to get himself elected as a delegate to the 2016 GOP nominating convention, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. But according to the territory’s department of elections, John Yob and his wife, Erica, as well

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FREDERIKSTED — Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at approximately 9:35pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire having been discharged in the area of Market Street. Moments later, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a second call indicating that someone was shot in the vicinity of El Ricon

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MANILA, Philipines — The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials said Saturday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary

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UNITED STATES – MARCH 24: Emile Griffith vs Benny Paret, Benny “Kid” Paret lies helpless against ropes as flailing fists of Emile Gfriffith batter him into unconsciousness during twelfth round of their welterweight championship fight at the Garden . Ref Ruby Goldstein pulled Griffith off the champ who slumped to

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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Education and Health officials are grappling with sewage problems at two schools on St. Croix that led to earlier dismissals of students this week. The Department of Health said it received telephone calls on  Monday morning, March 6th at about 8:15 a.m. from the Department of Education

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Wallilabou in St. Vincent where the German man was shot by pirates. Photo: roser gibert/Flickr Creative Commons. KINGSTOWN — The German Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Virgin Islands Free Press on Tuesday that a German man died while on the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and that

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FREDERIKSTED – A 44-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on domestic-violence related charges after police said he held his own son prisoner in his grandmother’s home. Jimmy Navarro was arrested and charged on Monday with False Imprisonment domestic violence, in connection with an incident that occurred on March 6. According

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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