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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The people of the territory paid tribute to the “fortitude and perseverance of enslaved Africans in the former Danish West Indies on the 171st anniversary of the abolition of slavery” on Wednesday.  Emancipation Day activities will be followed by the commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of the thirteen colonies, now the United

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ATLANTA — A federal lawsuit filed today says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver’s license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about the island. The suit was filed

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CRUZ BAY — The Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock is located at the heart of Love City and is the primary ferry dock on St. John. Since the island has no airport, its seaports are critical to the community and businesses on the island. The Virgin Islands Port Authority said

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PORTLAND — A documentary film about U.S. Virgin Islands soldiers who served during the Korean War has won best film in category at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. The 30-minute video called: “Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Korean War”, a documentary short produced on behalf of the

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CHRISTIANSTED – For the first time in 30 years, a Virgin Islands governor and his family are living full time in the historic Government House in the northeast town on St. Croix. Governor Bryan said first lady Yolanda Bryan and daughter Sumayah are excited about the privilege of living in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement in commemoration of Virgin Islands History Month established in 2006 by Act 6802: “Each year in March, we recognize the extraordinary history and culture of our Virgin Islands and the achievements and contributions of its people,” Bryan said. “As Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senate President Kenneth Gittens said that today, March 1st, marks the beginning of Virgin Islands History Month. Act 6802, sponsored by former Senator Shawn-Michael Malone in 2006, created the month-long recognition of Virgin Islands history and history makers. “Each March we have the opportunity to revisit our

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senator Marvin Blyden said he will join millions of people of African descent around the world in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Black History Month begins today February 1. Blyden urged Virgin Islanders to celebrate and study Black History and the historical and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden said he joins the Virgin Islands community in celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, urging all Virgin Islanders to live by the principles Dr. King embodied. “At a time when so many people, from young men on our streets to officials

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — Five members of the Slave Wrecks Project-St. Croix will give an update of the findings from their research about the slave trade and its history here. The presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the St. Croix campus of the University

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