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CRUZ BAY — The 6th Annual St. John Summer Youth Fair is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Julius Sprauve School, located in Cruz Bay, St. John, at 5:30 p.m. Summer camp time is almost here and children are looking forward to having fun at

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said large amounts of rain from Saturday to Monday have compromised its underground circuits and knocked out power to Christiansted town as of 8:50 a.m Tuesday. WAPA said its line crews are working to restore electrical service to Christiansted town

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By DAVINA “DAYVEE” SUTTON/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — Like Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. territories. Many mainland Americans are aware of this. However, they don’t know the history of the islands, especially its slavery past. Though the slaves were treated cruelly, they had numerous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he is working together with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to bring healthcare for local veterans to the territory’s two hospitals. The goal is to relocate our two vets clinics to Juan F. Luis Hospital and Roy L. Schneider

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CHRISTIANSTED — Rotary Club of St. Croix Mid-Isle honored five people on St. Croix for their “outstanding vocational service contributions” to the community on Wednesday. Rotary Mid-Isle recognized Bill Bass, Musician and Public Servant, Abdul Ali, Freelance Columnist, Jamal and Virginia Miranda of J & V Diner, and Ron “Swede”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The only licensed nursing home in the territory has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a last-ditch effort to prevent the agency from shuttering the facility and moving residents to mainland facilities. Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas filed the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Canika John is the new Director of Marketing for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Frances Williams-Augustin has been given new responsibility as Director of Visitor Experience for St. Croix. In making the announcements, Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that “Canika John has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department today released the parking restrictions that will be in effect for the 2016 Carnival celebrations. The Fort Christian Parking Lot will be closed until May 9, 2016 and motorists that use the parking are directed towards the downtown area for parking. The

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A British lawyer and his wife have been left heartbroken after their young daughter was killed in a tragic accident while outside a nursery with her mother. Ellie Perkins died when the family car rolled backwards down a hill near a children’s nursery and struck

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MIAMI — Claudio Hidalgo joins Sprint as president of the Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. Based in Miami, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer

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