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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On day five of my Cuban adventure, we traveled west out of Havana to the beautiful countryside. Our excursion led us through the Sierra del Rosario mountain range. It was a scenic drive through many different

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department released information about arrests that took place on St. Thomas this week: On Wednesday February 10 about 7 p.m., a woman reported to police at the Mariel Newton Command that she had been robbed. According to the woman, she offered a man

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  Dr. Tom Frieden of CDC WASHINGTON – Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tweeted a damning picture of Zika virus research blaming “50 years of neglect” on the current crisis facing the whole world. Testifying before politicians in Washington, Dr. Frieden warned

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My fourth day in Cuba continued to be a wonderful learning experience for me. I have gained a greater understanding and admiration for the Cuban people. As one of the persons on the tour said: “They

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Friday that HUD is allocating more than $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. From that allocation, $5,983,706 will go to the

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            Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings defense was one of the best units in the NFL and St. Croix’s Linval Joseph was a big key to their success. Joseph made name for himself this past season as he finished

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said today that five beaches on St. Thomas, three beaches on St. John and one beach on St. Croix are not safe to swim or fish in. Lindbergh Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Water Bay, Vessup Bay and Frenchman’s Bay are

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LIFE IN PRISON: Craig Muller of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 31-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in the shooting death of a man near an Estate La Grande Princesse car wash in 2012. Craig Muller was given five years in

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 U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 45-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court today to bribing an undercover government official to clear undocumented Brazilians through the Cyril E. King International Airport. Miguel Rodriguez Ramirez pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas Friday

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 1.75 years in prison for having a homemade knife in his prison cell, authorities said. Delroy Woods of Mutual Homes was given 21 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court

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