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FREDERIKSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring the final two household hazardous waste drop off events on St. Croix this Friday and Saturday at the Home Depot from 8 a.m. to – 4 p.m. A free drop off site is also available at the Evelyn Williams Elementary School

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SAN JUAN — Not long after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, unleashing floodwaters, flattening homes, and knocking out the power supply, Consuelo Quezada noticed another, more subtle, change to life on the island. Attending her first mass after the storm, Quezada saw that her fellow churchgoers did not have their

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police want to know who hacked a pit bull with a machete so severely that it sent the dog to a veterinarian, badly injured but still alive. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), the animal cruelty investigator was dispatched at

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to assist individuals in the territory to take charge of their health, the USVI Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Nursing Association and the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association (VISNA), will be providing a mobile medical clinic in various communities

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BOSTON — The state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation is pressing federal officials on efforts to address mental health challenges in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In a letter Friday to Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz, the 11-member delegation, led by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 54-year-old St. Thomas woman who admitted to slashing a tire on a neighbor’s car in 2016 was identified by police as the victim of the hit-and-run driver on Tuesday. Mary Rivera of Estate Wintberg was sentenced to one year in prison in February 2017 after she admitted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An upcoming children’s party will feature free music lessons.  The public is invited to G-Clef Music Academy for its 2018 New Year’s Children’s Party on Saturday, January 27, from 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. The party will be held at G-Clef, which is located in Mandela Circle, across

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WELLINGTON — A fundraiser last week in Florida brought in some big money for hurricane relief in the British Virgin Islands. The Thursday event was co-hosted by Palm Beach Travel, the British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, Lamborghini and The Moorings. At least 50 guests packed the International Polo Club Palm Beach

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After suffering major damage following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Banco Popular Fort Mylner branch underwent repairs and renovations and will re-open its doors to the public this Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The bank’s operating hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Helwood Urbina Paris, 20, of Puerto Rico, and Hanselo Recio, 18, of the Dominican Republic, were sentenced Thursday for their roles in the armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant in Lockhart Shopping Center, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Paris to

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