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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Janelle K. Sarauw, 32, is the youngest female senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is thought to be the legislating body’s only openly LGBTQ lawmaker. After a successful campaign focused on government accountability and transparency, the St. Thomas native was elected in an April 2017 special

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In 1983, President Ronald Regan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Children’s Day. The day was observed after a string of child abductions gained national attention. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two retired nurses from Wisconsin were part of a group of nurses who went down to the Virgin Islands to assist in testing the vision and hearing of school children affected by recent hurricanes. One nurse, Jorja Doherty, worked at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members

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MISSING MAN: MITCHEL MICHAEL,80, OF ST. LUCIA FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking  for the community’s help as police continue to search for a missing person Mitchel Michael, 80, a native of St.Lucia. Michael is a black man with brown  eyes, a dark complexion and a bald

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS) Commissioner Felecia L. Blyden announced Friday that the department is the recipient of a $11.5 million grant award from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). VIDHS was successful in its grant

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LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials’ harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War II. The “Windrush generation” were invited to Britain to plug labor shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, but some

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