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FREDERIKSTED — The bumbling, stumbling lazy Keystone Kops who make up the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) admit that they can’t find two men on this 84-square-mile island. The first person wanted on criminal charges is Malachai Francis, who is wanted in a domestic violence case for second-degree assault, unofficial

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CRUZ BAY –– Kenny Chesney is the bard of island life. In the world he conjures through song, it’s always summertime. Beachside bars welcome shirtless, shoeless customers.  You And Tequila are all one needs for a tropical idyll. And paradise grows even sweeter When The Sun Goes Down. For some 17 years

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FREDERIKSTED — Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for the soca group Kylo & Stylee Band, was among the five passengers who died aboard the Beechcraft Baron 58 aircraft that crashed Thursday night, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said catastrophic engine failure brought

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that all three beaches are on St. Thomas and are not considered safe to swim or

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ATLANTA – La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA) anunció que más de $108 millones en préstamos por desastre a bajo interés han sido aprobados para los negocios y los residentes de las Islas Vírgenes afectados por los huracanes Irma y María. “En la actualidad, 1,450

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration said that over $108 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for businesses and residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Currently, 1,450 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $108,570,500 for affected survivors. The

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CHRISTIANSTED — The familiar brick red sails of the Schooner Roseway are back in St. Croix. For the twelfth consecutive season, Roseway has returned to Christiansted, where the tall ship will harbor in Gallows Bay through March. World Ocean School, the non-profit organization that operates Roseway, is currently working with

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SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: Debris from Hurricane Katrina burns in the background of an area damaged by the hurricane Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in Long Beach, Miss. CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would prevent the

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are coming together with a new solution for one struggling commonwealth and one struggling territory. “Half of the people there, American citizens all, still have no electricity,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. Sanders introduced a new comprehensive plan to help the people of Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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GENEVA — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis were today certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “This elimination is the result of our strong political commitment to public health and of making the

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