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FREDERIKSTED – Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said the Virgin Islands has qualified for additional assistance for livestock farmers on St. Croix who have been adversely affected by the drought that began in February. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack designated St. Croix a primary natural disaster area in August, Robles said.

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CHRISTIANSTED – “Restaurant Week” kicks off two weeks from today on the big island of St. Croix. The event, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Tourism Department, begins October 28 and runs through Sunday November 8. It’s officially called “Dine VI” and this culinary showcase is a bright celebration of the

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Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. One common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care services or benefits that you never received. Someone could have gotten access to your Medicare number and submitted a

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Please visit the “St. Croix Sync Tank” on Facebook! The Editorial Board of the Virgin Islands Free Press would like to invite you to give your input on which direction the most dynamic, controversial, hard-hitting online newspaper in the territory takes going forward. Our opinion is that readers do not

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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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1st Stop Gas Station in Estate Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nine service stations surveyed on St. Thomas are tied for having the lowest price of gasoline on the capital island, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. The nine stations with

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     Ramon S. Davila of St. Croix WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Ramon Davila quit his job as a senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service a decade ago, after an internal probe found that he had run up tens of thousands of dollars in dubious

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John F. Kennedy Terrace in Golden Rock CHRISTIANSTED – A woman at John F. Kennedy Terrace was struck in the face and her mobile phone stolen after midnight Saturday by a man she knew, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police on patrol

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 Missing man: Lubin Phipps of St. Thomas BOWIE, Maryland – The daughter of an 80-year-old St. Thomas man, who had been missing for weeks after he wandered away from a senior picnic, is heartbroken that her father died outdoors, alone. Police believe they found the body of Lubin Phipps during

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands ranks No. 2 in the country for public corruption, according to the latest report from the Center For Public Integrity. Only the District of Columbia had more convictions per year at 66.9 per year, while the territory was second with 46.9 per year followed

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