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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.

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I have reported on many tragic stories in the Virgin Islands, however, it’s the stories of our troubled youth that seems to surgically slice away pieces of my heart the most! According to the U.S.V.I.Kids Count Data Book for 2014, nearly 7% of St. Croix teens between the ages of

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A senior Caribbean Community official says the organization is moving forward with its effort to seek reparations from Britain for slavery. Assistant Secretary General Douglas Slater says Caricom sent a formal letter of complaint to British Prime Minister David Cameron outlining its case for reparations. The Caribbean

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture invites persons who are interested in putting their fruit orchards on a fruit farm tour scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The farm was supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funding. Persons are asked to meet at

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By WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST Who Are The Real Pirates Of The Carribean? These days you can’t even take a pleasure cruise off shore without getting mugged at sea! Recently the V.I. Free Press reported a chilling story of a French National who was shot, stabbed, beaten, and robbed

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police on St. Croix are asking the public’s assistance in locating  a missing 17-year-old male minor. Abijah Isaac of #54 Sion Farm was last seen on February 20, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. Isaac has a brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5-feet, 9-inches

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CHRISTIANSTED – Rotary Club of St Croix Mid-Isle said it is partnering with a local mortgage company to provide a college scholarship for a qualified student on St. Croix. The Rotary Club said that Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, Inc. is offering a four-year $5,000 per year scholarship to a deserving student

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Attorney General  Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Justice said Tuesday that it is holding $600,000 in child support funds it has collected but cannot distribute because it can’t find the people it belongs to. V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker began “Operation Save Our Children” in late

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MUM’S THE WORD: Juan Figueroa-Serville ATLANTA – The Virgin Islands government is the only state, territory or commonwealth in the United States not to report its flu statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Nearby Puerto Rico is reporting high

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HONOLULU – The Polynesian voyaging canoe that recently completed a 3,500-mile trek across the Atlantic Ocean is now on its way to the Caribbean. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Hokulea left Brazil Friday for the next part of its around-the-world journey. The crew is expecting an 18-day, 2,400-mile trip

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