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SAN JUAN — An Australian man has fallen to his death from a cruise ship as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The man was traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas en route to St. Thomas on Wednesday when he fell overboard. A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman

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NASSAU — Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic material quickly degrades when

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, announced Wednesday, along with the Department of Finance (DOF), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that all outstanding prior years and current year bills owed to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority by central government agencies, have been fully paid as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority leadership and members of the Public Services Commission will be subpoenaed to appear before the 33rdLegislature to address what Senator Kenneth L. Gittens called “serious and myriad” problems at the utility. During Tuesday’s Legislative Session, Senator Gittens told his colleagues it was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, issued the following statement concerning school maintenance and other updates provided by the Department of Education during a press conference today. “Our administration shares the concerns families have for a safe and conducive school environment for their children and continues to make the

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Agriculture Experiment Station (AES) has been featured in the August 2019 issue of National Geographic, one of the leading magazines on science, geography, history, and world culture. AES, which features an aquaculture program, is spotlighted in the magazine’s Explore Decoder section with

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The

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SAN JUAN — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez’s own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, who

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