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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government on Monday sued American oil company Hess Corp. for at least $1.5 billion, alleging that the firm abandoned a massive oil refinery it had pledged to run through the year 2022. Within hours of the filing, the Hess subsidiary that owns the refinery announced that it

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      Roberto Clemente of Puerto Rico SAN JUAN – For the first time since 2010, it appears regular-season baseball will return to Puerto Rico in 2016. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins will play all or part of a four-game series

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   Ahrkel Williams of St. Thomas CALLICOON, New York – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man is one of six people charged with a dormitory robbery at a New York job training program, according to New York State Police. Ahrkel Williams was charged with second degree robbery after he and five

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     UVI’s Glenn Metts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Every parent who sends their child off to college is aware of the fact that their child is likely to experiment with their own sexuality once they are away from home – if the child hasn’t already done so in high school. But

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U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested six men from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico on a criminal complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Three Dominican nationals, Alexandro Gerandino-Aracena, 39,

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Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Division of Personnel Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will be closed one day each so employees can participate in a wellness program sponsored by the government, according to Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter. The St. Croix office of the

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Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based automaker.

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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,000 Virgin Islands residents will take part in the 30th annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 19 – Oct. 31. ridding the territory’s beaches of waste, from soda cans and plastic bags to tires and home appliances. The Coastweeks cleanups on selected St. Thomas,

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Former DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes CRUZ BAY, St. John – A history of lax oversight and widespread corruption at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has become the focus of the federal investigation into what caused a Delaware family to be sickened on vacation six months ago, the

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