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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Asked why the change was made, the Census

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FREDERIKSTED — A man drowned Wednesday on St. Croix while snorkeling with a friend off of Dorsch Beach. Charles Horne, 65, was pronounced dead at the Luis F. Hospital in Estate Diamond at 4:31 p.m. on Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Horne was snorkeling when his friend suddenly realized that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As the new Commissioner nominee of Public Safety, Trevor Velinor was introduced to the community at a July 25 press conference at the Omar Brown Sr. Fire Station on St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Police Department is continuing the process of forming community partnerships and building trust

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle about 42 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Florida, authorities said. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ best athletes are working hard to make it to next year’s Olympics in Japan. One man who stands a good chance to qualify is boxer Deion Pruitt, who was once trained by St. Thomas native and former boxing world champion Julian Jackson. Should Pruitt,

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FREDERIKSTED — Popular Bank announced that the Sunshine Mall Branch in St. Croix will be closed to the public as of today “until further notice.” The ATM and commercial night depository box will remain in service and available for use. “Our priority is to ensure that our customers continue to

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 33-year-old St. Croix man was arrested in connection with the murder of Kelvin “Gerbil” Woodson on Thursday, authorities said. Pernell Adulphus “Pete” Towers, Jr., is charged with the March 20 murder of Woodson and assault of another person near the Harmony Grocery and Bar in Watergut, the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Interim Executive Director Adrian Wade Taylor today took steps to mitigate road conditions inside the Anguilla landfill that were hazardous for solid waste haulers. Ongoing inclement weather caused a three-day temporary closure at the facility which adversely affected the St. Croix public.

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CHRISTIANSTED —  St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens will introduce a measure to restructure the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, to include eliminating salaried positions for commissioners.  Gittens’ legislation calls for V.I. Casino Control commissioners to be paid a stipend for their attendance at meetings as opposed to holding full-time salaried

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After the first human case of leptospirosis was reported in the territory following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Virgin Islands arbovirus surveillance system (VIASS) was created to include leptospirosis surveillance and two more cases were identified, according to a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Contaminated cistern water

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