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REMEMBERED: Kowsilla NEW YORK — As March commemorates Women’s History Month, Jahajee Sisters celebrate the legacy of our ancestors on March 31, a legacy built upon resistance and resilience. They also commemorate the Indo-Caribbean women of our time, including activists, organizers, and changemakers who continue to contribute to our legacy;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 77-foot mega yacht reportedly worth $2.4 million went up in flames while it was docked in St. Thomas. Virgin Islands Fire Services firefighters and police were called to the luxury vessel Positive Energy after locals spotted it ablaze while moored in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on

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Rep. Stacey Plaskett (Democrat-V.I.) MIAMI — In the run-up to Tuesday’s Florida Democratic presidential primary, the Hillary Clinton campaign announced its “Hillary for Florida” Caribbean Leadership Council – a diverse group of grassroots and community leaders in the Caribbean-American community committed to electing Hillary Clinton as president of the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Republican consultant from Michigan who advised Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is trying to get himself elected as a delegate to the 2016 GOP nominating convention, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. But according to the territory’s department of elections, John Yob and his wife, Erica, as well

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    BOC’s Director Rick Mullgrav FREDERIKSTED — Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav said advances and improvements continue to be made at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility to ensure the security, safety and success of the correctional facilities in the Virgin Islands. The majority of the issues facing

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   SENTENCED: Michael “Rambo” Lewis  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 6.25 years in prison today for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Michael Lewis was given 75 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez today for possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.

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I have reported on many tragic stories in the Virgin Islands, however, it’s the stories of our troubled youth that seems to surgically slice away pieces of my heart the most! According to the U.S.V.I.Kids Count Data Book for 2014, nearly 7% of St. Croix teens between the ages of

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A senior Caribbean Community official says the organization is moving forward with its effort to seek reparations from Britain for slavery. Assistant Secretary General Douglas Slater says Caricom sent a formal letter of complaint to British Prime Minister David Cameron outlining its case for reparations. The Caribbean

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