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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An ongoing multi-billion dollar downtown St. Thomas waterfront project could pose “a serious safety hazard” if the construction site is not better secured prior to the opening of the Carnival Village, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said today. Much of the active construction is occurring immediately adjacent to

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration today opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won’t renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two decades, meaning that lawsuits can

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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. addressed a host of issues related to the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in the territory during a recent meeting with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson in the nation’s capitol. During the meeting with Secretary Carson, Bryan highlighted several key

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MEMPHIS — David Vanterpool of St. Thomas is being considered for the head coaching position of at least three NBA teams. Vanterpool, 46, has been on staff of the Portland Trail Blazers since 2012, will be interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Memphis Grizzlies.  The

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CRUZ BAY — The countdown is on to an exciting, free benefit concert for the U.S. Virgin Islands on May 18 in St. John. The “Music Is Life” benefit is being presented by Intellectual Global Concepts, (IGC), in collaboration with The Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis, The RTPark, The University of The

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that potable water service to several areas on St. Croix will be turned off for at least six hours today. Water Distribution crews need to make repairs to a leaking 12-inch water main at D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace in Estate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Top Honors for the 14th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival were awarded to the students of the St. Croix Educational High School for Best Ensemble. Under the guidance of their teacher, Alicia Ramos, the St. Croix high school students won the most coveted prize. The winning students included

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police arrested a teen-aged drive-thru customer who allegedly attacked a St. Thomas McDonald’s worker after she was told she’d have to pick up the rest of her breakfast order inside the restaurant. Nia Simmonds, 19, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and charged

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CHRISTIANSTED — Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation (DSPR) Commissioner nominee Calvert White announced today a partnership with the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) to provide free WiFi access to St. Croix residents at Cramer’s Park beach. The partnership with viNGN will provide internet connectivity at Cramer’s Park

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By GARY POKORNY The Virgin Islands is in critical condition! New leaders have been elected. They are searching for ideas and a plan to take the boat off the rocks. I have been outspoken for the need to balance the General Fund not next year, but now. If they can’t

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