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BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.”   CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is

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Jevon Williams (left) and John Canegata. WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump met with the U.S. Senate today to bring awareness to critical issues facing the territory. Leading the delegation in meeting with the Republican majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy

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DEAD AT 80: HERBERT KAPLAN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Herbert Kaplan, 80, the manager of several restaurants in Washington who retired in 2011 as general manager of Bistro Bis in the Kimpton George Hotel near Capitol Hill, died Dec. 8 at a medical center in Lafayette, Colo. The cause was a

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DEAD AT 82: Roy Innis NEW YORK — Roy Innis, a politically-conservative civil rights leader who tussled philosophically — and physically, in one memorable televised encounter involving the Rev. Al Sharpton — with other activists during an embattled, decades-long tenure at the helm of the Congress of Racial Equality, died

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    BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Carolyn Carter (above) will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe Contest. MANILA, Philippines – Candidates for the 65th Miss Universe pageant are starting to arrive in the country — including the beautiful local woman hoping to make the whole territory proud!

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EZRA NAUGHTON WASHINGTON — The Rev. Dr. Ezra A. Naughton, 90, an Episcopal priest, academician and teacher who retired in 2012 after five years as priest in charge at the Church of the Holy Communion in Southeast Washington, died Nov. 22 at his home in D.C. The cause was a

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IN CUSTODY: MICHAEL ORTIZ FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for the rape of of his own 14-year-old daughter turned himself into police without incident early Christmas Eve morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 24, 2016 about 2:30 a.m, Michael Ortiz, 30, turned himself

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A boat captain with 25 years experience running marine businesses has added another tow boat to the options available to the marine community here. Capt. Robert Manley, a maritime jack-of-all-trades, got his sea legs as a youngster fishing off the New Jersey coast. After several years of

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BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY! “Intimacy” gurus Sondra and Markus Ray want to teach YOU how to make love all over again … with your mind instead of your body! CHRISTIANSTED — Relationship “gurus” and authors SONDRA RAY & MARKUS RAY will present an experiential weekend workshop on Loving Relationships at

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U.S. Attorney Ronald “Happy-Go-Lucky” Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring a free movie night for people with disabilities — five days before Christmas in St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote the remediation work

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