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WATER ISLAND — For one St. Thomas family, it was the worst possible outcome less than a day before Father’s Day. Because their father/spouse tragically drowned while celebrating the 35th anniversary of his graduation with classmates at Honeymoon Beach. Lannie Sylvester Bussue Sr., 54, was pronounced  dead at the Schneider

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CRUZ BAY –– Police are investigating an incident in which two women were robbed at gunpoint in their residence in Enighed Pond, St. John late Saturday night. According to the Virgin Islands Police Department, two black males entered the property at Enighed Pond about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The women

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GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP (left) and LEGAL COUNSEL EMILE HENDERSON III. CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s legal counsel has some explaining to do tonight about an ill-advised Father’s Day post on Facebook that some are calling “abusive” and “misogynistic.” Critics say Emile Henderson III’s post seeks to denigrate women who celebrate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp offered his Father’s Day tribute to the thousands of Virgin Islands men who play active and supportive roles in the upbringing of our children. “As I participate in graduation ceremonies across the territory during this period, it is always a joy to witness proud

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CHRISTIANSTED — The new territorial Board of Elections will convene June 20 for an organizational meeting. It was called called pursuant to the Board’s standing rules, which require a meeting upon the demand of five members. Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams submitted the demand and call to meeting Saturday to Supervisor

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SAPPHIRE BEACH IN ST. THOMAS SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY SWIMMERS AND FISHERMEN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point, Hull Bay,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The company that manages the territory’s two wastewater treatment plants says they are calling it quits here after the V.I. Waste Management Authority failed to pay them $5.6 million owed. Veolia Water North American Caribbean, has operated wastewater treatment plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix since

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SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A United States Senate Committee has approved the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (S. 3041), which provides an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands, for a total of 52 weeks of assistance following the disaster declarations for

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KENNY CHESNEY IN ST. JOHN  (Photo Credit: Allister Ann) CRUZ BAY — As a part-time resident of the Virgin Islands, Kenny Chesney announced that all proceeds from his new album, Songs for the Saints, will be donated to his own Love for Love City Fund dedicated to Virgin Islands disaster relief. The region is still recovering from

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas homeless man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he stole a package from the Emancipation Garden post office earlier this year. Allen Springette, 45, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty to burglary of the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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