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      FOUND DEAD: Manfred Dittrich CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An 80-year-old man with ties to the sea was found dead on dock off of Yacht Haven Grande late Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On Sunday, June 19, about 10:22 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center transmitted that a male individual that

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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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         Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he wished “all of the fathers and grandfathers of the Virgin Islands a Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday. Mapp said that “families are the cornerstone of any community and fathers play a vital role in developing healthy, happy and productive youth in our territory.”

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HAGATNA, Guam – This tiny Pacific island has several nicknames. There is “the tip of the spear” because it is the closest U.S. territory to potential hot spots in Asia, such as North Korea and the South China Sea. There is “America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier,” because the island is home

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 V.I. AG Claude Walker WASHINGTON — The 17 attorneys general pursuing climate change dissenters for accusations of “fraud” want House Republicans to mind their own business — but that’s not going to happen. Seventeen Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee reasserted their right in a Friday letter

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WANTED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. FREDERIKSTED – Police are asking for your help to locate a 27-year-old St. Croix man who is wanted for questioning in a case of reckless endangerment near a gas station. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas Jr. has an outstanding warrant out for him dating back to an incident

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  ATLANTA — In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus. Those six cases will likely not

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Martinique was perceived as the safest island. NEW YORK – Martinique has been cited once again as the “Safest Destination in the Caribbean,” according to the designation published in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index. Meanwhile, in the same survey, the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked next-to-last in perceptions of safety. The

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PHILIPSBURG — The Caribbean boasts two new shark sanctuaries as the Sint Maarten and the Cayman Islands have declared their territorial waters closed to all commercial shark fishing. The popular diving destinations on Wednesday announced protected areas for the endangered marine predators in St Maarten along with officials from Pew

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    Bert A. Donadelle of Atlanta CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old Georgian man pleaded guilty to drug charges after admitting to trying to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St.

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