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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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        Fed President William Dudley NEW YORK – A September rate hike is looking less compelling, according to William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve. A voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Dudley addressed the Fed’s potential tightening—especially considering the recent collapse in U.S. equities and

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Hurricane Marilyn struck Sept. 15, 1995 MIAMI —For some, hurricane season is viewed as a mountain with an elevator awaiting on the other side. You climb to the top and it’s easy going on the way down. But, that’s really not how it works. “It’s a bell curve. It’s a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If the decision to impose a State of Emergency on the territory for the five days it took Gov. Kenneth Mapp to attend the West Indian American Carnival Parade in New York City was taken lightly – while rampant violent crime was taking place here – it

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The scene of the shooting on Saturday FREDERIKSTED – For the third time in seven days, a man has been found riddled with bullets in the front seat of his vehicle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting

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DPW Commissioner Gustav James FREDERIKSTED – The Public Works Department said road work will continue on a part of Route 70 known as Emancipation Drive on Monday. The road repair project stretches from the Hannah’s Rest traffic signal light, in the vicinity of the police headquarters to Claude O. Markoe

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              UVI President David Hall FREDERIKSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands claims it puts $80 million into the local economy on a yearly basis. So you’d think UVI President David Hall wouldn’t have to accept a $70,000 donation from Cane Bay VI LLLP’s David Johnson, Kirk Chewning and Richard

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