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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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              Head Judge Vanessa Williams ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss South Carolina won the swimsuit competition and Miss Iowa won the talent portion of the first night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant on Tuesday. Daja Dial of South Carolina won the swimsuit contest, while Taylor Wiebers of Iowa won

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           Rainbow Beach in St. Croix FREDERIKSTED – The fourth drowning death on St. Croix in less than 30 days was reported on Labor Day, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Rainbow Beach – located on the island’s West End – to investigate the

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David Johnson (top man) and Kirk Chewning (bottom man) CHRISTIANSTED – Alex Slusky was under pressure to put the money in his private-equity fund to work. The San Francisco technology financier had raised $1.2 billion in 2007 to buy and turn around struggling software companies. By 2012, investors including Harvard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – People from all over the world have settled in the Virgin Islands, creating a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds. Lisa de Kooning, daughter of one of the most famous abstract expressionist painters of the 20th Century, Willem de Kooning, lived for many years in St. John.

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   St. Croix Police Chief Arthur Hector Sr. CHRISTIANSTED – The St. Croix chief of police went to great pains Saturday to stress that there is no curfew currently in effect. “I’ve received numerous calls from residents on the island of St. Croix, who’ve questioned me as to a curfew

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Head Start Program begins again anew on Tuesday. Started in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program has been administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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    Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments and more strategic and cost-effective insurance policy decisions, some risk management experts

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  “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at

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