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              AUTHOR: Melanie Myers By MELANIE MYERS/Special to the V.I. Free Press NEW YORK — When music artist Kehlani posted photos of herself after her suicide attempt on Instagram, she was bombarded with backlash on the post itself as well as on Twitter and

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The Ameriflight jet with nose down. PHILIPSBURG — An airplane flying United Parcel Service (UPS) mail into Sint Maarten from Puerto Rico had to make an emergency landing after the crew was unable to extend its nose landing gear this weekend. According to the Aviation Herald, an Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227

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FREDERIKSTED — A concerned citizen put on the alert by a foul smell discovered a dead body on an abandoned property in Estate Whim on Thursday afternoon, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police about 12:02 p.m. Thursday to investigate a “suspicious odor” in Whim at a

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 MISSING TEEN: Kiara Fahie CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for the public’s help to find a missing minor from the British Virgin Islands. Police said that 16-year-old Kiara Fahie was last seen on Monday, August 1 near Estate Frydenhoj wearing a long black and white animal

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle Davis met with protesting Emergency Medical Service technicians as they held an impromptu job action in front of the Charles Harwood Hospital in Estate Richmond on Thursday afternoon. The EMS job action was broadcast live via Facebook and shared with

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MISSING SINCE 2015: Zelma Vernica Taylor FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it needs your help to locate a missing person Zelma Vernica Taylor. Taylor is 38-year-old black woman with a dark brown complexion with short black hair and glasses. She stands 5-feet,2-inches tall, weighs about 240 pounds with short black

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CHRISTIANSTED — An eight-year-old girl drowned in a downtown hotel pool while attending a birthday party on the waterfront, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On June 25, police with the C Command Unit in Christiansted were dispatched at 11:17 a.m. at the King Christian Hotel. Upon arrival CPR was

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      FOUND DEAD: Manfred Dittrich CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An 80-year-old man with ties to the sea was found dead on dock off of Yacht Haven Grande late Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On Sunday, June 19, about 10:22 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center transmitted that a male individual that

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Dr. Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health reported two new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly Zika surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the USVI is now 26, with 16 cases on St. Croix, nine cases on St. Thomas and one on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New Jersey-based company that partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to create affordable housing for seniors said Thursday that it is proud of its work here. The public-private partnership betweeen VIHA and The Michaels Development Co. of Marlton, N.J. created 80 units of state-of-the-art

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