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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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CHRISTIANSTED – The 31st West Indies Agricultural Economics Conference will be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix next month. Representatives from Caribbean agricultural institutions, agricultural economists, and agriculture policymakers will meet from Sunday, August 9 to Friday, August 14, 2015 at a hotel in Estate

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel

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CHRISTIANSTED – The former Managing Editor of the St. Croix Avis newspaper has taken a public stance in favor of the scofflaw businessman who did not pay an employee their final paycheck, according to a post on LinkedIn. Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent, a part-time instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands,

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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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