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WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. gave an update on the state of the territory to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during the committee’s hearing to examine the state of U.S. territories on Capitol Hill Tuesday. In his testimony, Governor Bryan thanked the Congress for its

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A grandmother has been arrested on St. Thomas for “false imprisonment” and related charges after an infant child left the U.S. mainland without permission in a custody matter. Barbara Francis, 66, of Charlotte Amalie, has been charged with false imprisonment and interference with custody after being arrested

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FREDERIKSTED — Members of the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Croix conducted a joint assignment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a search for wanted fugitive Brandel Lynard Berry. Berry was wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred in Louisiana on January 11. After the robbery, Berry absconded to

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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands national committeeman has been named to the group that will nominate the Republican Party’s choice for president in 2020. Jevon O.A. Williams, 31, of St. Croix also said that he has been invited by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to a Black History Month

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TOPEKA, Kansas — Payless ShoeSource locations in the territory will be spared closures affecting stores on the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. The discount shoe retail chain has ceased taking orders through its online store, and plans to close all 2,100 United States and Puerto Rico locations. Various news

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has been eyeing several pots of money — including Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico disaster funds, counter-narcotic accounts and military construction dollars — to fund the borderwall, according to congressional aides and White House officials. If Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement Friday on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government: “After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid,”

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CHICAGO — RxBar is recalling more than a dozen of its protein bar flavors that may pose a threat to consumers with peanut allergies. The company announced Tuesday that there may be undeclared peanuts in the following varieties with “best by” dates ranging between Jan. 14, 2019, and Oct. 19,

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett will preside over the U.S. House of Representatives today. As Speaker pro tempore, Plaskett will manage debate on the House Floor. Plaskett was sworn in to her third term as the U.S. Representative for the Virgin Islands. Delegate Plaskett has recently been appointed Senior Whip

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted today, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Trump did not give

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