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  Please try to identify this man FREDERIKSTED – The police detective assigned to the animal aruelty case where a chicken was videotaped while being set a fire is seeking the assistance of the St. Croix community to solve the case, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On September 28,

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Historian George Tyson CHRISTIANSTED – A collection of slavery records available over the Internet could help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, which is a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online at ancestry.com, already have helped Susan Samuel of

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Police Athletic League, under the direction of the Crime Prevention Bureau of the Virgin Islands Police Department, is pleased to announce the beginning of the Police Athletic League (PAL) After School Program. The PAL After School Program will start on Monday October 5 at the Police Athletic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – There is a new benefits advisor in the Veterans Administration Clinic on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The advisor will be available Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist veterans needing assistance with initiating claims and checking

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       Nancy Morgan of UVI FREDERIKSTED – Nancy Morgan got a chance to try out her French during a reception in 2001 for French dignitaries in celebration of French support for the American Revolution 225 years before. As she presented a ceremonial bowl to French ambassador Francois Bujon de l’Estang, she

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   Tara Bouis of Pizza Pi on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Sometimes you just need a good pizza — even if you’re living on the ocean. It is a truth so universally acknowledged that there are entire corporations dedicated to delivering it directly to you. And those moments when

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         Michael Morton of St. Thomas TALLAHASSEE – Before Dante Martin, Caleb Jackson and Robert Champion became household names, there was Michael Morton of St. Thomas. In the spring of 2006, Morton had it all. Weeks from graduating from Florida A&M University with a degree in engineering on a full-ride

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Former HOVENSA refinery on the South Shore OPEN IT UP The glut of crude oil in the U.S. could see the reopening of an oil refinery that’s been closed for three years, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Alison Sider. The HOVENSA refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands was one of the

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                             Jimmy Buffett PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — There’s an alpaca farm in Idaho where baby alpacas roam about with names such as “Son of a Sailor” and “Hula Girl.” When the city of Pascagoula announced it would honor native Pascagoulan Jimmy Buffett by dedicating a bridge in his name and giving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The temporary ban on burning for the St. Thomas-St. John district will end on Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Fire Service. The Fire Service said people who need permission to burn are urged to contact their area fire station so that fire personnel can conduct a

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