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GOOD CAUSE: The St. Croix community turned out in force to support Crime Stoppers USVI and the Virgin Islands Police Department for their annual benefit. This year it was held at a local golf course. Laurie Dutton (left) of Crime Stoppers USVI stands next to St. Croix Deputy Police Chief

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SANTO DOMINGO — The New York City Health Department announced Thursday that it has identified a cluster of Mycobacterium abscessus/chelonae skin/soft tissue infections associated with cosmetic surgery performed in the Dominican Republic. There have been eight cases identified in New York City and two in Connecticut this year. All 10

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — The territory has a small, but dedicated farm industry. Many farm in the Community Gardens on St. Croix and they struggle to receive basic government-sponsored support services such as proper and timely land preparation, and access to a

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DIRTY BUSINESS: A 2015 Newsweek article told the detailed account of an undercover sting operation in the Dominican Republic; a former CIA agent and United States diplomat, posed with an undercover team as tourists looking to buy sex with children in the northern beach town of Sosúa. SANTO DOMINGO — Children

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FREE AS A JAIL BIRD: Denis Davydov, a Russian national with HIV in the USA. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A gay Russian national with HIV was detained by federal customs officials in St. Thomas and could be deported back to Putin’s authoritarian police state under new protocols established by President Donald

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KAYAK FOR KIDS: The annual fundraiser for the Queen Louise Home for Children sponsored by Lutheran Social Services of the V.I. was a tremendous success again this year, according to organizers of the event. FREDERIKSTED – Every summer, the “Kayak for Kids” fundraiser for the Queen Louise Home for Children

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HEALTHY, HAPPY BABIES: A child in Winston-Salem, North Carolina relishes playing with a toy stroller as part of the national Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Maternal Child Health & Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eight people have graduated from the Department of Health’s (DOH) Virgin Islands Nurse-Family

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is an

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Molly Wrede, 15, died after the plane she was in crashed near a crowded beach in Piñones, Puerto Rico on Saturday afternoon. ATLANTA — Ironically, the school Molly Wrede went to was located on Ponce de León Avenue. And one of the major cities in Puerto Rico where

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FINAL RESPECTS: Flags in the territory will fly at half-staff in tribute to the life of former Senate President Bingley Richardson, Sr., (left) according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. And Acting Gov. Osbert Potter declared Wednesday that June 10, 2017 is “Bingley Richardson Sr. Day” in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE —

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