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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS) Commissioner Felecia L. Blyden announced Friday that the department is the recipient of a $11.5 million grant award from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). VIDHS was successful in its grant

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UNDER CONTROL: A Virgin Islands Fire Services firefighter re-arranges the hose to attack the brush fire today. VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS photos by ROBERT NEAL. CHRISTIANSTED — A three-alarm brush fire threatened homes on the east side of the street leading to Green Cay Marina in Southgate Farm early Sunday

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BRIDGETOWN — This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations. Earth Day’s theme this year, “End Plastic Pollution,” is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact,

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: Jamie Lashawn Brewster FREDERIKSTED — Police under the direction of Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. arrested five men during a special mission the Virgin Islands Police Department called: “Operation Senatus.” Because of this operation, 19-year-old Jamie Lashawn Brewster was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by a Superior

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FOUND WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS: KEVON BENJAMIN EDWARDS, 20. OF ST. CROIX. CHRISTIANSTED — Police say a St. Croix man was brutally gunned down near a Golden Rock housing community on Friday night. Kevon Benjamin Edwards, 20, sustained multiple gunshot wounds near Harbor View Apartments about 8:30 p.m. on Friday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two modular units have arrived on St. Thomas and two units will soon arrive on St. Croix as temporary office space for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Offices in each district were significantly damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On St. Thomas, one of the modular units

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that effective at 7:00 p.m., Thursday April 19, 2018 the Ann Schrader Command (Zone A) at Estate La Reine, Kingshill will close to complete repairs to the building. “The  building is experiencing a major sewage and plumbing problem which

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FREDERIKSTED — People are boiling hot about the high price of eggs on St. Croix, according to social media. Some people said businesses were “price gouging” while others speculated that the eggs were made of gold! A person in the Facebook group “What’s Happening St. Croix” took a before-and-after picture of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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