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CHRISTIANSTED — After spending more than three months in St. Croix, the ASPCA®(American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has concluded its disaster relief efforts to help displaced animals following Hurricane Maria. At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture,

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ARRESTED: The VIPD’s Nailah Schneider CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman arrested in connection with a domestic violence assault works for Virgin Islands Police Department, the V.I. Free Press has confirmed. At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,the Domestic Violence Unit went to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to

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THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMASES PAST HAUNT OUR REPORTER WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS RETURN A REPORTER’S CALL VIEW FROM THE HURRICANE BATTERED VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS CHRISTIANSTED — I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed the Christmas music on a local radio station this season. That’s not

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CHRISTIANSTED — It was a tale of two casino hotels. The first casino hotel ever in St. Croix — Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino on the East End — suffered “significant” damage and might not re-open until the last three months of 2018. The second casino hotel – Caravelle

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FREDERIKSTED – Between sporadic showers on Thursday, members of the Gerber family painted a colorful picket fence at Queen Louise Home for Children. The fence is one of the first of many repairs needed to the playground area after Hurricane Maria dismantled much of the play equipment. Cindy Gerber, Board

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission announces that it will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Friday December 29, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Commission will consider approving casino employee licenses, casino employee work permits, petitions for temporary casino employee licensure, casino service entity exemptions, casino service

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ELLIE PERKINS: Died the day before her second birthday in a freak accident as her mother idly chatted to a day care center worker in the British Virgin Islands. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A little girl was crushed to death by the family car a day before her second

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CHRISTIANSTED — We certainly aren’t going out on a limb to call the Year 2017 the Year of the Hurricane. Not when you live here. Two Category 5 storms smacked down St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix within the space of 13 days. The Virgin Islands had gone years

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WHITE HOUSE ACCESS: Vice President Mike Pence (left), Karen Pence (middle) and Virgin Islands GOP National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams meet for the Christmas holidays. WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands GOP National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams returned to the territory Sunday after spending a week in Washington, where President Donald J.

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  By JACQUELINE N. FONT-GUZMAN SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SAN JUAN — Hurricanes do more than destroy homes, daily routines, power lines, agriculture, communication systems and levees. Hurricanes unveil unequal power dynamics, crush souls and create narratives, such as: “Puerto Ricans are American citizens.” This is dangerous and

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