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NEW YORK — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the upcoming airing of two half-hour episodes of the popular ABC Station’s program on everything related to America’s national parks, that will feature St. Croix and St. John. Episodes of “Rock the Park,”  filmed on St. Croix and

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FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islanders have much work to do as we begin our 99th year as a United States territory, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday. “Contemplating our history is important, however this must serve as a time to shape our future relationship with the Federal Government and to determine how

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hundreds of stakeholders across the United States Virgin Islands participated in customer service training sessions held by the Department of Tourism earlier this month. Sandra Husbands, CEO of Caribbean company Business Development Services, and Lisa Wynne Magnuson, Founder and President of The Virgin Islands Etiquette & Leadership Institute,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by Massachusetts, New York and California. The investigation, announced this week, came as nearly two dozen state attorneys

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make her first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 30-31. Joined by Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina, Secretary Jewell will meet with Gov. Kenneth Mapp, deliver keynote remarks at the 99th Transfer Day Ceremony and join the

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MIAMI — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reporting an insightful mission to Miami and Fort Lauderdale earlier this month, including the territory’s participation at Seatrade Global 2016. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the USVI’s tourism commissioner, reported strong interest in the Ports of the Virgin Islands from dozens of

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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said Tuesday that three men are wanted for questioning in the Easter Monday Massacre that took place near Watergut Homes as several people were playing dominoes on the last day of a holiday weekend. Noel Boyd of Lorraine Village is considered the prime suspect in the shooting

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two men were killed and one injured in a shooting that took place near Watergut Homes on Monday afternoon, according to police and unofficial reports. One of the surving injured is Chief V.I. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks’ son who was reportedly an innocent bystander playing dominoes when

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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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