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Celeste Bermudez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced.

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.”   CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is

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ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting

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    FCC Commisioner Mignon Clyburn WASHINGTON — An FCC commissioner is recommending that satellite viewers in the territory receive their local PBS member station instead of content from stations in Puerto Rico. WTJX, which used to be powerfully-run by Mapp No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, has been

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ONLY EMPLOYABLE AT UVI: Alleged Deadbeat UVI Professor Chenzira Davis-Kahina FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Sovereigns! The director of the “Caribbean Cultural Center at the University of the Virgin Islands,” facing foreclosure of her home by 1Firstbank Puerto Rico, decided she was not really “Chenzira Davis-Kahina” but actually “Royal Daughter Sat

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands is coming closer to a home schooling alternative in the territory — but many question whether that is such a good thing. Studies have shown that when parents are abusive to children — home schooling can ensure that the parents’ mental and/or physical abuse goes

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Kendra Vicars CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas-St. John District, named Kendra Vicars, a Speech and AP English Language and Composition teacher at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, as its 2017 Teacher of the Year at a selection luncheon held Sunday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A possible outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) — popularly known as “pink eye” has been identified in the St. Thomas district, according to local health officials. The V.I. Department of Health was notified by a St. Thomas ophthalmology practice that 30 patients have been diagnosed with a

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Second Lady Jill Biden (Photo by: Ralph Alswang) Jill Biden — the wife of U.S. President Joe Biden — will travel to Cuba and the Dominican Republic as part of a Pan Am cultural exchange program, the White House announced this week. Biden will travel to Havana and Camaguey from

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