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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A possible outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) — popularly known as “pink eye” has been identified in the St. Thomas district, according to local health officials. The V.I. Department of Health was notified by a St. Thomas ophthalmology practice that 30 patients have been diagnosed with a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CRACKDOWN ON VANDALISM: Richards FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it will be on the lookout for citizens vandalizing or removing political signs. The election season is coming up at the beginning of next month and the VIPD said that it has noticed signs being purposely damaged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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 Angelo Reinoso CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for your help to locate a missing 16-year-old native of the Dominican Republic. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that Angelo Reinoso was last seen on Saturday September 24 near Altona on St. Thomas. Reinoso is an Hispanic

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BEST General Manager Kerry Harrigan CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Promising increased community involvement with renewed dedication to professional customer service, Blue Executive Services & Transportation (BEST) has won the taxi concession for the West Indian Co. Ltd. cruise ship dock on St. Thomas. “We’re definitely very enthusiastic and we will be

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Public Works will receive $1,696,405 from the U.S. Department of Transportation “to rehabilitate its La Reine Bus facility,” the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The USDOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program this week that will help

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LITTLE BOY BLEW: Andres Carmona-Ortiz CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who raped a 13-year-old child a little more than a year ago has been sentenced to only 13 years behind bars. In accordance with a plea agreement offered by Attorney General Claude Earl Walker, V.I. Superior Court Judge James ‘Lewis’

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FATAL ROAD DEATH: Roberto Rivera FREDERIKSTED — A 29-year-old St. Croix man died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the Melvin H. Evans Highway early on Monday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Roberto Rivera of Estate Profit was traveling East on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A two-alarm fire kept firefighters busy most of the day near the downtown area when a three-story building caught fire in the south of St. Thomas. At 4:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, each unit from the Lima Company Fire Station responded to a 911 emergency

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