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  NEWARK –A New Jersey man was indicted Friday for allegedly using his aircraft parts brokering company in a 19-year conspiracy to launder scrapped and rejected jet engine parts, authorities said. Gideon Vaisman, 75, is also accused of filing false tax returns to avoid paying taxes related to his business, U.S.

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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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Two people were shot on St. Croix in separate incidents Saturday and a hostage situation was reported as part of a home invasion in Estate Strawberry Friday, according to police. The first incident of a shooting was reported on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at roughly 3:53a.m., the 911 Emergency Call

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  It’s the time of year when people get stung by jellyfish swimming in the waters off Sandy Point in Frederiksted. Here’s some advice on how to respond to a sting by one of them. The first step may seem obvious: 1. Get out of the water. However, a freshly stung victim

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, will host a Breadfruit Seminar from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The seminar will

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The 17th Pan Am Games begin today July 10 and continue until July 26. The Para Pan Am Games will begin August 7 and run until the 15th. The U.S. Virgin Islands has 18 athletes competing in the games. Here are some reasons to pay attention: The Pan Am Games are

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By GEORGE JOHNSON/VIFreep Ombudsman CHRISTIANSTED – The publisher of the Virgin Islands Free Press said today that he is proud to announce that the territory’s most savvy, exciting and truthful online newspaper’s first advertiser is Amazon.com. John McCarthy, a trusted journalist in the Virgin Islands since 1989 who has worked

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Military veterans and their families are encouraged to participate in an upcoming meeting about benefits they may qualify for, according to the San Juan chapter of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division (VR&E). Wanda Rosado, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, will convene a meeting about

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  The 19th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM) opened Tuesday in Nassau, Bahamas with a call to ‘act now’ to ensure education goals are prioritized and adequately funded. Susan Hopgood, President of Education International, which represents 30 million education employees globally, told Ministers and delegates: “We need to

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  The videos on social media show five burly police officers and one man on the ground in a stranglehold. Mitch Henriquez, a black man from Aruba, died soon afterwards and three nights of rioting ensued in an immigrant quarter in The Hague. Was his skin colour a factor? THE

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