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CHRISTIANSTED — The public battle between John Canegata and Herb Schoenbohm over delegates to the national presidential nomination convention and other issues — continued today with state GOP chairman Canegata warning “unsuspecting voters” against participating in an event planned by Schoenbohm for Saturday on St. Thomas. “This illegitimate, unlawful gather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The grand opening ceremony for the territory’s newest housing community, Sugar Estate Seniors Affordable Housing, was held on St. Thomas told and attended by numerous government officials. The development, located just north of the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, includes eighty apartments, a community room,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A bomb hoax caused Home Depot to shoo employees and customers out of its Estate Barren Spot store in St. Croix this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they received a report of a bomb threat at 7:44 a.m. and dispatched officers to the

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FREDERIKSTED — Two tourists from Minnesota were killed in a collision Friday night when the moped they were on was rear-ended by a full-sized vehicle, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department and eyewitness accounts. Edwin Miles Thornbury, 44, of Sauk Rapids, Minn. and 25-year-old Hannah Ruth Peterson, of St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rules governing the convention being convened to select GOP nominees for Congress and territorial offices as well as the party’s offices—chairman, national committeewoman, national committeeman and Territorial Committee members — were unanimously approved during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The special meeting,

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  CRUZ BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday that his Administration remains committed to establishing after school and other programs for St. John’s youth. The governor and staff toured the shuttered Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay, where plans are now underway to develop it as a multi-purpose community

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2016 commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas; and

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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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