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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming our first Zika case in a pregnant woman residing on the island of St. Croix with no travel history reported.. The patient was 34 weeks pregnant when they were tested for Zika. She has since delivered a healthy baby with

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CHRISTIANSTED — Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:08 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire having been discharged in the vicinity of the Ruby Housing Community, located in the Water Gut area. Police went to the scene of the shooting and found an unresponsive man lying

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local and federal authorities moved swiftly on Thursday to address reports spreading throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands about a possible terrorist threat in the U.S. or British Virgin Islands, said V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director Mona Barnes. U.S. Coast Guard officials reported to VITEMA that

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SAN JUAN — As the Zika virus bears down on the United States, federal health officials are divided over a politically and ethically charged question: Should they advise American women to delay pregnancy in areas where the virus is circulating? Some infectious disease experts are arguing that avoiding conception is

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 36-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to  three years probation in federal court after admitting to growing marijuana on his property, according to a U.S. Department of Justice official. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Finch on Thursday sentenced Michael Velez of Estate Catherine’s Rest to three

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 55-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court to using a telephone to try conduct an illegal drug sale, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carl Hansen made that plea in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock before the U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon,

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission said Thursday that it will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Monday April 18, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. The Commission will consider the Certificate of Operation for VIGL OPERATIONS, LLC and will approve casino employee licenses, work permits, casino vendor licenses

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DALLAS — Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Exxon went to state court this week in Texas to quash a subpoena issued last month by the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker.

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CHRISTIANSTED — As reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed one additional case of Zika on St. Croix, bringing the total to 14 cases. This is not unexpected, and the Department of Health expects that there will continue to be more positive cases in

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By MEGAN McARDLE/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHRISTIANSTED — The Competitive Enterprise Institute is getting subpoenaed by V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker to cough up its communications regarding climate change. The scope of the subpoena is quite broad, covering the period from 1997 to 2007, and includes, according to

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