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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Foul trouble continued to plague Rakeem Christmas on Thursday as the Mad Ants lost their fourth-straight game, coming up short against the Westchester Knicks by a score of 98-86 After scoring six of Fort Wayne’s first 13 points, Indiana’s rookie, while matched up against the more

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 CONVICTED: Shawki Thomas CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to mailing a gun through the U.S. mail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shawki Thomas admitted to U.S. Magistrate Court Judge George Cannon to one count of unlawful mailing of a firearm,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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      Frank Bay on the island of St. John FREDERIKSTED – One beach on St. Croix and one beach on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said

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If you were planning on popping a Lean Cuisine or DiGiorno in the oven for dinner, you might want to check your freezer. Nestlé issued a voluntary recall for certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products in the U.S. because they could contain small pieces of glass. The company recalled

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. Keith Wyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gaming, said if the territory follows

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in the Virgin Islands failed to meet established water quality testing standards – Princess Beach (Condo Row) on St. Croix, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR environmental engineer Benjamin Keularts told the Virgin Islands Free Press that “we define Condo

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LIBREVILLE — One person was killed and six wounded in an explosion on March 12 at an oil site in southwest Gabon run by a subsidiary of Chinese energy giant Sinopec. Rescuers found the body of one worker at the site the following morning, while four people were admitted to

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CHRISTIANSTED — ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”) and Freepoint Commodities LLC (“Freepoint”) announced today that Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC (“LB Terminals”) has appointed Darius Sweet as Chief Executive Officer. ArcLight, through an affiliate, manages and owns an 80% interest in LB Terminals; Freepoint owns a 20% interest in LB Terminals.

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