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GREENVILLE, Illinois — How do you put the story of your journey from freshman to graduating senior into a modern song that wins university awards? Kandis Gumbs, who is graduating tomorrow from Greenville University in Illinois after earning a bachelor’s degree in commercial music, has won two awards this week

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bolongo Bay and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pressure BussPipe is the road march champion for the 2019 St. Thomas carnival. BussPipe is the first reggae artist to win this annual contest, beating all comers with his soca song called “Do it And Done.” The song was released on the Busspipe Records label two months

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lemartec, the prime construction manager rebuilding Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) assets impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, is co-hosting a Health & Safety Fair with VIPA this Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cyril E. King Airport. The event will be

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix child custody drop off resulted in a body slamming and strangulation attempt after the father involved saw his ex-girlfriend’s reaction to his new girlfriend. Victor Vargas, 36, of St. Croix was arrested about 1:39 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A construction worker died Friday after an apparent accident in Sub Base on Friday, authorities said. Hunter Blackwell, 23, of Greer, South Carolina was driving a telescoping forklift near Victor’s New Hideout about 10:53 a.m. when the machine apparently malfunctioned and fell off a steep embankment, the

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SAN JUAN — There’s good news for employers who have not yet applied for the Employee Retention Benefit in Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to June 30th, 2019 for first time filers and July 14th, 2019 for anyone wishing to amend a previous

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ATLANTA — Nigel Walwyn was visiting his father on St. Croix when he went to the backyard to pick some passion fruit to make a drink, just like he had all through his childhood. But this time, he decided on a little twist, making an adult beverage instead. A little

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs said that the new Veterans’ License Plate is available at our St. Thomas and St. Croix offices. Plates will be issued between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Veterans’ license plates are free to veterans;

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some of our most vital occupations are being celebrated nationally this week and Senate President Kenneth Gittens has expressed his appreciation to Virgin Islands corrections officers, nurses and teachers. May 5-11 is recognized as National Correctional Officers Week, May 6-12 as National Nurses Week and May 6-10 as

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