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CHRISTIANSTED — A temporary restraining order was issued late Friday by a Superior Court judge to keep a group of Republicans from organizing under the party banner, according to State GOP Chairman John Canegata. Canegata said the gathering scheduled for Saturday on St. Thomas by Herb Schoenbohm would be an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 29-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested today and charged with damaging a woman’s vehicle and making threats, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On Friday, May 27, 2016, Shannon Barry of Estate Tutu, was present at the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he was interviewed and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are requesting the community’s assistance in locating a man reported missing. Bert Thomas, age 68, was last seen during the month of April, 2016 by his brother in the vicinity of the airport and explained that he was going to Africa to visit

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CHRISTIANSTED – One beach in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided by

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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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MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands sued Takata Corporation and Honda Motor Company late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The public battle between John Canegata and Herb Schoenbohm over delegates to the national presidential nomination convention and other issues — continued today with state GOP chairman Canegata warning “unsuspecting voters” against participating in an event planned by Schoenbohm for Saturday on St. Thomas. “This illegitimate, unlawful gather

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Recent raises for Government employees and the timely payment of 2015 tax refunds stand to provide a significant boost to the Virgin Islands’ private sector and improve our overall economic outlook, according to Government House. Last week more than $9.9 million was paid out in 2015 tax

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — When the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association began offering abortions in 2014, so many women arrived from neighboring Brazil that the medical group is considering opening a clinic nearer to the border. “Many women who request information and are seeking the services are really in some desperate need

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