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              WAPA CEO Hugo Hodge Jr.  CHRISTIANSTED – Hugo Hodge Jr. will be forced to quit the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority after eight years on the job after a vote to renew his contract deadlocked in a 4-4 tie. Half of the

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   Limetree Bay Boss: Jerry Ashcroft CHRISTIANSTED – Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix is poised to make a fast turnaround by April because its tanks have been “well-maintained” since it was closed in January 2012, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Limetree Bay Terminals acquired the facility with

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    Health’s Dr. Esther Ellis CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Department of Health said this morning that it has confirmed a case of the Zika virus in a 42-year-old St. Croix woman. The Department issued a media alert at 10:25 a.m. today stating that its chief epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis

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SHOT DEAD: Ti-Shawn Samuel FREDERIKSTED – A 24-year-old St. Croix man died in a hail of gunfire in Estate Campo Rico last night. Police identified the dead man as Ti-Shawn Samuel formerly of Estate Mon Bijou. Samuel is a resident of the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. The 911 Emergency Call

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By Wesley Small/V.I. Free Press Columnist I have worked in the news business for nearly 30 years during my broadcasting career. I started at WABC-TV (Eyewitness News) in New York city. Besides murder, domestic violence cases always sickened me. I can’t believe that I am still reporting on this issue

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known. The study, by the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, reconstructed the global catch between 1950 and 2010 and found that it was 30 per cent

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RIYADH – Saudi Arabia oil giant Saudi Aramco and China’s Sinopec on Tuesday signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The agency said the agreement was one of 14 agreements and memoranda of understanding signed between Saudi Arabia and China on the first day

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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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The V.I. Free Press app is available for free now in the Apple Store! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on

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         Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville V.I. Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville passed along the following communiqué  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere, with autochthonous (locally acquired)

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