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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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CHRISTIANSTED – A federal judge gave interim approval for $40 million loan to HOVENSA from its proposed new owners as bankruptcy proceedings over the future of the South Shore refinery began in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on Thursday. Some of the money is needed by HOVENSA to pay a

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Hess Corp’s Lorrie Hecker CHRISTIANSTED – The owner of the mothballed refinery on St. Croix filed for chapter 11 on Tuesday, as part of a plan to sell its assets for $184 million to an affiliate of Boston private-equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners LLC. The refinery, known as HOVENSA LLC,

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Arial view of the red mud removal project FREDERIKSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said it will hold a town hall meeting next week on the red mud removal work being done at the St. Croix Renaissance site. DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection will hold the public

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DPW Commissioner Gustav James FREDERIKSTED – The Public Works Department said road work will continue on a part of Route 70 known as Emancipation Drive on Monday. The road repair project stretches from the Hannah’s Rest traffic signal light, in the vicinity of the police headquarters to Claude O. Markoe

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