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CRUZ BAY — A man who went missing from St. Croix on Tuesday morning has been found safe and sound on the island of St. John. Police said 57-year-old Timothy Howard, who struggles with dementia, was spotted about 5 p.m. Saturday in St. John. The Virgin Island Police Department said

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VIRGIN GORDA — The British Virgin Islands sustained widespread damage as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly and the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home—buildings that house the most vulnerable seniors and older persons in their communities—were badly damaged by the storms.

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MISSING MAN: TIMOTHY HOWARD ON ST. CROIX SUFFERS FROM MEMORY PROBLEMS CHRISTIANSTED — Police said they need your help today to locate a missing man who suffers from dementia. Timothy Howard, 57, has been missing from his La Grande Princess home since about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas Jurisdiction of Bethesda Church of God in Christ donated care packages and personal items to low-income seniors at Ebenezer Gardens, an independent living program by Lutheran Social Service of the Virgin Islands (LSSVI). On Wednesday, July 11, the New Jersey-based church brought 18 large boxes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Israeli Consul-General Ambassador Dani Dayan will pay St. Thomas a visit on Thursday, July 19. A reception and conversation will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilienfeld Community House, Crystal Gade (Synagogue Hill). He will make remarks and address the community at 7 p.m. in the historic Sanctuary

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Representatives of churches, synagogues and mosques met at the Masjid Nur Islamic Center in Sugar Estate on Sunday afternoon to talk about religious tolerance and cooperation among all members of the community no matter what faith they follow. The interfaith gathering at Masjid Nur on Eighth Street

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JACKSONVILLE — A defensive tackle with the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars has stepped up to help the Caribbean home nation of his father. Marcell Dareus, 28, who is an alum of the University of Alabama, spent this week in Haiti and took along a whopping $125,000 donation. With five

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DALLAS — Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas

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KENNY CHESNEY IN ST. JOHN  (Photo Credit: Allister Ann) CRUZ BAY — As a part-time resident of the Virgin Islands, Kenny Chesney announced that all proceeds from his new album, Songs for the Saints, will be donated to his own Love for Love City Fund dedicated to Virgin Islands disaster relief. The region is still recovering from

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Aurio Correa entered the St. Thomas hospital last August to prepare for knee surgery. The 89-year-old St. Thomian had Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but was otherwise in good health for his age, according to his daughter, Luz Correa Chesterfield. Before he could have the surgery at Schneider

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