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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations office held its first Global Entry enrollment event in St. Thomas recently. The event was held October 14 to 15 at the Cyril E. King International Airport security office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forty-seven United States Virgin

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SANTO DOMINGO — Drones are proving to be a good means of mapping man-made changes in the landscape over difficult terrain. Geophysicist Till Sonneman and his archaeological colleagues are experimenting with drones in the inaccessible areas of the Caribbean. Columbus as turning point In the widescale NEXUS1492 research project professor

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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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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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QUANTICO, Va. — The Virgin Islands had the highest murder rate in the country — higher per capita than any other state, commonwealth or territory in the country, according to the latest statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI figures show that the murder rate in

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nichole SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located at 11 a.m. Tuesday about 525 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm is

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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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BOARD CANDIDATE: Jevon O.A. Williams CHRISTIANSTED —Jevon O.A. Williams, candidate for the St. Croix District Board of Elections and current National Committeeman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands, today issued the following statement: Jevon O.A. Williams wishes to inform Virgin Islanders that the voter registration period

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MIAMI — A well-organized tropical wave heading toward the Caribbean could become a tropical depression or storm later Tuesday (Sept. 27), forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said. A Hurricane Hunter flight originating from St. Croix is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. According to the 7 a.m. Tuesday update,

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance, Invest 97L, between Africa and the Windward Islands, could develop into the next Atlantic named storm later in the week, and may pose a threat into next week in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For now, this tropical wave is located roughly halfway between the

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