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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – Two Israelis indicted in the U.S. and facing extradition for allegedly using fake passports and identities and running a “pump and dump” securities fraud scheme that made millions were ordered kept in custody for twenty days by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court today, due to fear

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CLEVELAND — An online newspaper called “The King James Gospel” said Tuesday that St. Croix-raised Rakeem Christmas is not “championship caliber” and will not be on the starting roster when the Cleveland Cavaliers play their first game of the new NBA season. “When you have LeBron James on your roster

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      Senator Neville James FREDERIKSTED – When the United States became the twenty-first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage last month, it took its territories by surprise. While American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to officially hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Virgin

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BRIDGETOWN — The head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says a series of earthquakes in Barbados and other Caribbean islands this week underscores at the regional level, the importance of building national first responder capacity for dealing with seismic events. On Thursday, Barbados experienced as many as

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                          Julian Marley SAN JUAN – Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has released a song celebrating the decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica as a liberating experience. The song, “Lemme go,” focuses on how the amendment to the 1948 Dangerous Drugs Act benefits Rastafarians, who consider smoking marijuana

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced the arrests of three people on St. Thomas last week in a prepared statement released late Monday afternoon. Here are the incidents that were reported, according to the VIPD: On Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m., units with the Criminal Investigation

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FREDERIKSTED – A 25-year-old Estate Castle Burke man was arrested late Saturday night on an illegal weapons possession charge, according to police. William Libert was arrested at 11:35 p.m. on July 18 and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, police said. According to the police report, Libert had been

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