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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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KILLED SUNDAY: Giorgio Bertrand WATER ISLAND – The two people killed in a boating accident at Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas on Sunday night have been identified as Giorgio Bertrand and Lydia Lima, according to social media. Additionally, there is a memorial service “celebrate the life” of Bertrand to

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Coral Bay in St. John CORAL BAY – A vessel based in St. John that had been missing at sea since Sunday was discovered early Monday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center got the call at 6:30 a.m.

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Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two people were drowned and three others injured when the boat they were on struck a concrete piling as it was trying to dock Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – VITRAN bus service will expand to Saturdays beginning this weekend, according to the Department of Public Works. VITRAN will offer “abbreviated fixed route service for all three islands” starting on Saturday, DPW Commissioner Gustav James said in a prepared statement. Passengers can enjoy free rides on November

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James “Jamie” Jenks CHRISTIANSTED – A 65-year-old Alabama man died when the moped he was driving collided with a motor vehicle on the East End of St. Croix Wednesday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Miss Bea Road at 3:13

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CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix are asking the public’s assistance in locating Wayne Winston Burke, a runaway minor. Wayne Winston Burke was last seen on Friday September 25, 2015 at 10 p.m. in the Estate Strawberry area. Wayne was last seen wearing a pair of short pants and a

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Dorothy Jenkins Fields in Miami By DOROTHY JENKINS FIELDS/Special To The V.I. Free Press If you want excitement, mystery and surprise look no further. It is not a video game and or on YouTube. According to three genealogists — photographer and visual documentarian Marvin Elliott Ellis; preservationist Sonia Jacobs Dow

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Lavonne Wise of Frederiksted CHICAGO – A group of American citizens, including several veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, now living in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, have challenged state and federal laws allowing citizens residing in certain U.S. territories the right to

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