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HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Tropical Storm Bonnie, the first of the year to threaten the United States, is expected to reach the South Carolina coast on Saturday evening or early Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said after upgrading the system from a tropical depression. Bonnie, coming four days before the

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Ahh, Memorial Day! For generations of Americans, the holiday has marked the beginning of the season of sunscreen, barbecues and chlorine. It’s when you start putting sticky notes all over the guidebooks for that exotic trip abroad. And when you start tuning out at work and daydreaming about lying on a hammock with a

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) commented on the Puerto Rico bailout legislation that is currently before the U.S. Congress. H.R. 5278 is the Puerto Rico Oversight, management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and has been approved to move forward from the House Committee on Natural Resources. “Today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Julian “The Hawk” Jackson’s ferocious straight right hand and devastating left hook turned him into arguably the most feared boxer of his era. St. Thomas native Jackson knocked out 49 of his 61 opponents in his decorated career that spanned from 1981-1998. The former two-division champion is

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SAN DIEGO — Jabari Blash’s Major League Baseball career lasted about one month. The Padres designated the St. Thomas native for assignment over the weekend, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune was the first to report. The Padres gave Blash a shot this season as a Rule 5 pick,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from Los Angeles, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix pleaded guilty to marijuana smuggling related charges in federal court on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Clarence Griffin, 44, of California, Robert Brown, 29, of St. Croix, and

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CHRISTIANSTED —Republican Party of the Virgin Islands chairman John Canegata on Sunday questioned the moral character of Bill and Hillary Clinton on the eve of the former president’s speech at Island Center on St. Croix. “After being rejected by Democrats in 20 primary and caucus contests for a 74-year-old socialist

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CHRISTIANSTED — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will make a campaign stop for his wife Hillary in St. Croix on Monday. The May 16 event is timed to happen ahead of the Democratic caucus meeting slated for June 4. “President Clinton will attend a public event in St. Croix where

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google announced today that it will no longer allow payday lenders to advertise on its systems because the loans often come with high interest rates and quick repayment requirements that push borrowers into debt. Payday lenders offer quick cash to low-income people, who are then required

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SAN ANTONIO — The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out an impressive and critical Game 5 win over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. While the Thunder were carried by a heroic effort from Russell Westbrook and a stingy defense, the buzz is once again

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