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MASTER PITCHER: Rooney Williams of Gallows Bay describes one of the scenes from his life in baseball. CHRISTIANSTED — Someday you might see Rooney Williams sitting at Seaside Market & Deli eating breakfast. Williams wears blue jeans, a white t-shirt, dark sunglasses (he needs cataract surgery) and has a little

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  By TIM DUNCAN Special to the V.I. Free Press The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands — St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas — have a combined population of 100,000 and a poverty rate of 22 percent, nearly 50 percent higher than where I live

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DIED OCT. 27: Les Kelley CHRISTIANSTED — Leslie Adam Kelly, 65, died on Oct. 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Les was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Bradley Kelley. He is survived by his mother, Alice Ruth Kelley; his children, daughter, Taylor Marie Kelley; and son, Brooks

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) has remained resilient and plans to once again host the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas. Event attendees will enjoy 50 vessels on display, including the 93 foot (28 meter) M/V Suite

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PUTTIN’ ON MY BEST WILL SMITH IMITATION: Tim Duncan poses with a basketball in St. Croix. SAN ANTONIO — Retired Virgin Islands-born NBA star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the territory, decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago, and effete country-western singer Kenny Chesney says he is launching

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DRIVING LANE: No. 11 Alex Perez of Mexico drives past Deon Edwin of the Virgin Islands on Sunday night in Argentina. The Mexicans took the Bronze medal with a 79-65 win, but the Virgin Islanders were the talk of the tournament with their solid play and amazing upset of Canada

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TRYING SEMIFINAL: Mixed emotions as the United States defeated the Virgin Islands 90-62 in the 2017 Americup Championships in Argentina. The American team proper was gracious and dignified in victory. Here Xavier Munford drives to the hoop against the hometown team. BUENOS AIRES — They arrived as favorites, and they

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HIGH SCORER: Walter Hodge of Puerto Rico has been the game’s high scorer in two out three of the Virgin Islands men’s teams games at the 2017 AmeriCup Championships in Argentina. With a loss on Tuesday, the team still moves on to the semifinals and a chance to play in

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BUENOS AIRES — The Virgin Islands Men’s basketball team was going for two upset wins in a row. The hometown team defeated 24th-ranked Canada 83-71 on Sunday. On Monday, the Virgin Islanders lost a close one 84-86 to 15th-ranked Venezuela. Walter Hodge of the Virgin Islands team again was the

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STAR POWER: Walter Hodge (6) of the Virgin Islands drives the ball to the hoop during the 2017 AmeriCup Championships in Bahia Blanca, Argentina on Sunday night. Hodge led all scorers with 25 points. BUENOS AIRES — Walter Hodge scored 25 points and added eight assists as the Virgin Islands

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