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WASHINGTON — President Obama has removed the restrictions on selling Cuban rum in the United States — a direct threat to the makers of the alcohol here on St. Croix. The easing of restrictions was announced today as part of a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CRACKDOWN ON VANDALISM: Richards FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it will be on the lookout for citizens vandalizing or removing political signs. The election season is coming up at the beginning of next month and the VIPD said that it has noticed signs being purposely damaged

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from St. Croix and one from St. Thomas — were each sentenced in federal court for their part in a marijuana smuggling operation between Los Angeles and here. On October 6, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced two men and one

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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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QUANTICO, Va. — The Virgin Islands had the highest murder rate in the country — higher per capita than any other state, commonwealth or territory in the country, according to the latest statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI figures show that the murder rate in

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ARRESTED: Eddie Benitez Jr. FREDERIKSTED — A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with rape-related charges, according to police. Police said that Eddie Benitez, Jr. , 35, was arrested at 6:49 p.m. on Thursday on a charge of first-degree unlawful sexual contact based on

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CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Wendy’s at Sunny Isle CHRISTIANSTED — A complaint about large rats, roaches and “a [sic] odor of dead rats in the lobby area” brought about a Health Department inspection the next day that forced an inspector to order the Wendy’s at Sunny Isle Shopping Center to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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