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         ACCUSED: Thomas Troy Bitter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ever get so mad you wanted to call someone up and tell them exactly what you thought of them? It’s probably smartest to hang up before you do, but that advice must have slipped past Thomas Troy Bitter of Mission Viejo, California.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a 42-year-old St. Thomas man was found “down” and dead early Monday morning, but did not indicate how he died. On June 20, 2016 at approximately 5:44 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a man down in the area of Tutu

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HAVANA — A Russian electrical power generating company has signed a deal with Cuba to install four power generators costing $1.36 billion, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the Russian firm Inter RAO, three generators will be for the Este Habana power plant in Santa Cruz del

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SAN JUAN — Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected to get to the women who need them this month, public health officials told the Virgin Islands Free Press. The donations – tens of thousands of intrauterine devices and birth

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A dying giant clam affected by bleaching. SAN JUAN — Bad coral reef news seems to be never-ending these days. Case in point: on Monday, scientists announced that the world is in for an unprecedented third year of coral bleaching across the globe. The announcement comes courtesy of NOAA Coral

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      FOUND DEAD: Manfred Dittrich CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An 80-year-old man with ties to the sea was found dead on dock off of Yacht Haven Grande late Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On Sunday, June 19, about 10:22 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center transmitted that a male individual that

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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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         Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he wished “all of the fathers and grandfathers of the Virgin Islands a Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday. Mapp said that “families are the cornerstone of any community and fathers play a vital role in developing healthy, happy and productive youth in our territory.”

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HAGATNA, Guam – This tiny Pacific island has several nicknames. There is “the tip of the spear” because it is the closest U.S. territory to potential hot spots in Asia, such as North Korea and the South China Sea. There is “America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier,” because the island is home

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 V.I. AG Claude Walker WASHINGTON — The 17 attorneys general pursuing climate change dissenters for accusations of “fraud” want House Republicans to mind their own business — but that’s not going to happen. Seventeen Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee reasserted their right in a Friday letter

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