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Rum festival organizer George Moore FREDERIKSTED – The first Annual St. Croix Rum Festival “Flavor of Rum” kicks off this spring with cooking competitions, fashion shows, rum tasting and sightseeing tours, organizers said. The festival, which celebrates the historical ties between rum-making and the Big Island, will be held at

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               Linval Joseph of St. Croix MINNEAPOLIS — Even after the tide-turning busted play, the here-we-go-again fumble from their star player and the go-ahead field goal by the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings were still in position Sunday to stun the reigning NFC champions and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people were shot and two people killed when a St. Thomas nightclub morphed into a shooting gallery in the early morning hours today. Police responded to the Eclipse Lounge in the Vitraco Park Mall about 4:44 a.m. Saturday after a report of a shooting incident there.

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ARRESTED: Leslieann Yarwood CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix woman who has worked in various roles with the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) was arrested this morning on a domestic violence charge after police said she broke into her former boyfriend’s residence. Leslieann Yarwood, 32, of Estate Pearl, was arrested at

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IN CUSTODY: Ossie “Uzi” Constant CHRISTIANSTED – A 31-year-old St. Croix man who police issued a wanted bulletin for on Friday was arrested early this morning. Ossie Kahmil “Uzi” Constant of Estate Mary’s Fancy was arrested at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday and charged with second-degree burglary-domestic violence. Police said Constant

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     ARRESTED: Roy J. Degale CHRISTIANSTED – A 34-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on illegal gun possession charges early this morning, according to police. Roy J. Degale of Little Princess was arrested at 5:34 a.m. Saturday and charged with possession of an unauthorized firearm, police said. Bail for Degale

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Smith and Wesson .40-caliber firearm with magazine CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men were arrested on illegal gun charges after police spotted them with guns under their clothing on Friday. Vlaugn Edwards, 33, of Savan and Shamoi Charleswell, 22, of Estate Bolongo, were each arrested and charged with possession

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Ministry of Health says it is monitoring eight suspected cases of the Zika virus. At a press conference on Friday, Minister of Health John Boyce said samples will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago for confirmatory testing and the

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           Guyana’s Dr. George Norton GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Ministry of Public Health has received confirmation that a Guyanese patient who was hospitalized after displaying symptoms of swine flu has been infected with the H1N1 virus which causes the disease. The patient who was being treated

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said two beaches on St. Thomas are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said Magens Bay and Morningstar beaches are unfit for swimming or fishing after testing from Jan. 4 to 8 revealed

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