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  Samuel “Sammy” McDonald CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) needs your help to locate Samuel “Sammy “McDonald who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery incident that took place in Sion Farm recently. On June 24, about 8:01 p.m., the father of a minor child reported that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One beach in St. Thomas failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this weekend that Water Bay on the East End of St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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ARRESTED: Pernell “P-Man” Towers of LBJ CHRISTIANSTED — A 30-year-old St. Croix man was arrested Sunday on suspicions that he is one of the people who has been robbing people on the Christiansted boardwalk. Police said that Pernell A. “P-Man” Towers Jr. of LBJ Housing in Estate Richmond was arrested

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CHRISTIANSTED — An eight-year-old girl drowned in a downtown hotel pool while attending a birthday party on the waterfront, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On June 25, police with the C Command Unit in Christiansted were dispatched at 11:17 a.m. at the King Christian Hotel. Upon arrival CPR was

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Health and Human Services’ Sylvia Burwell WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that it would provide $742,000 to health centers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa to help address the Zika virus. The announcement comes after the House advanced a conference report to the

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MID-ISLAND — Police are investigating after shots were fired early Thursday morning in near a public housing community on St. Croix. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokesman Glen Dratte said the incident occurred around 4:25 a.m. Thursday in the area of the Candido Guadalupe Terrace. Police  along with the forensic unit were dispatched to the

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GUAYMAS — The Virgin Islands beach volleyball team’s dreams of Olympic stardom got quashed on Thursday after being swept by Canada in the quarterfinal round at the NORCECA Continental Cup on Thursday. The Virgin Islands fielded two teams that each got beaten by their Canadian counterparts in three straight matches to take the best-of-five competition

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TRUNK BAY,  St. John — The sunscreen we slather on to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays is doing incredible damage to the world’s coral reefs. A 2015 study found that just a small amount of sunscreen containing the ingredient oxybenzone is enough to break down coral, causing it

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  V.I. AG Claude Walker FORT WORTH — A court ruling in Texas has set the stage for ExxonMobil’s legal challenge to a climate change investigation by the Virgin Islands Attorney General to proceed in federal court. Exxon and the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker had been bickering for more than

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Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fears of the Zika virus have a double impact in the Caribbean, where vulnerability to the mosquito-borne disease, linked to microcephaly and other fetal brain damage, challenges an economy dependent largely on tourism. Since January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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