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  STORMY WEATHER: Is Haiti’s Gain CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the region. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon. Both

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PRODUCT RECALL ALERT: Nature Made NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The dietary supplements company Pharmavite LLC has issued a recall Tuesday on its Nature Made brand adult gummy vitamins. According to a statement from the company, the products involved in the recall may have been contaminated with Salmonella or Staph aureus. There

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KILLED IN CRASH: Suhmeid Morris FREDERIKSTED — For the second time in less than 12 hours, a fatal traffic accident was reported on St. Croix, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that 33-year-old Suhmeid Morris was attempting to pass another vehicle in William’s Delight when he

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SAN JUAN — As of mid-August there are at least 2,260 cases of Zika virus in the United States, and at least another 8,035 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. territories. Those numbers, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), paint a clear picture of an obvious

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 ONE YEAR IN PRISON: Desi Henry Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge James Carroll III on Friday sentenced Desi Henry to one year in prison for possession of a firearm. Henry, 22, of Anna’s Retreat who accepted a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to the April 17, 2013 crime.

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$1 MILLION BAIL: Jason Coulter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida man accused of murder remains behind bars unable to post a $750,000 bail while a judge considers a defense motion for bail reduction and a prosecution motion for his recusal. Jason Coulter, 32, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder,

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FATAL ROAD DEATH: Roberto Rivera FREDERIKSTED — A 29-year-old St. Croix man died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the Melvin H. Evans Highway early on Monday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Roberto Rivera of Estate Profit was traveling East on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Invest 99-L dropped a little bit of rain on St. Croix early Tuesday morning. Two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L, are being monitored for potential development into the next tropical depression or tropical storm over the

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MAPP’S RESPONSE: ‘I am the Walrus, Coo Coo Ca Choo’ CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of emergency legislation for Puerto Rico have rippled roughly 40 miles east to St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands was downgraded deeper into junk territory by credit rating agency Fitch on Monday, while bonds backed by

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MIAMI — Two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean may become tropical depressions or storms, with one of them threatening to drench the Caribbean with heavy rain whether or not it develops further. Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L are behind what used to be Tropical Storm Fiona. It’s Invest 99-L,

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