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          BIR Director Marvin Pickering CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The hotel room tax will go up 2.5% next year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers will have to charge their guests a 12.5% tax effective January 1, 2016, the BIR said. The current rate is

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ATF’s Carlos Canino in his office in Miami. MIAMI – Raised in an Army family that eventually settled in the Boston area, Carlos Canino considered three career choices when he graduated from college with a degree in criminology: law enforcement, military service or coaching. But after working as an assistant

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Violent offenders will be released early under new federal sentencing guidelines. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two drug felons are expected to be released to the territory around November 1 under new federal sentencing guidelines, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The early release will affect 6,000 drug felons nationwide, with 1,869

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX – A 30-year-old man was shot in the back during a robbery attempt at a popular nightclub that was the site of a previous violent incident three months ago. Police received a report of a shooting incident at the Corner Pocket Nightclub in Estate La Reine at

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BOISE – Legend and screen icon Maureen O’Hara  died today in Idaho surrounded by her friends and family. She was 95 years old. The former resident of St. Croix, once billed as the Queen of Technicolor, will celebrate in the home of her grandson Conor Beau FitzSimons, with whom she

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KILLED: Shadon Beazer of Golden Rock CHRISTIANSTED – Two men were shot – one fatally – in the parking lot of a popular Peter’s Rest nightclub early this morning following a largely peaceful musical event, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The two men were shot about 3:59 a.m.

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Kimoy Lynch of St. Thomas CHRISTIANSTED – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was shot and killed on a South Shore beach late Friday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The body of Kimoy Lynch of St. Thomas was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds on Halfpenny Beach about 10:02

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Elizabeth Anne Holmes, founder of Theranos CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc won’t open any new Theranos Inc. blood-testing centers until the startup company resolves questions about its technology, according to a Walgreens official. On Thursday, a team from the drugstore chain met with senior Theranos executives, including founder

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    The Palms in La Grande Princesse CHRISTIANSTED – Beaches near two of St. Croix’s most popular hotels – The Palms Hotel in La Grande Princesse and the Buccaneer Hotel in Shoys – are not considered safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath CHRISTIANSTED – The terminal assets of the idled HOVENSA refining complex on the St. Croix will come up for auction in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing on November 10, but a final sale is contingent on local government and legislative approval of an operating

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