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     Finance’s Valdamier Collens CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cash is no longer king with the Virgin Islands government. At least when it comes to government employees paying into their insurance fund. Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said today that cash will no longer be accepted accepted at Government Employees Retirement System

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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When it comes to big wind power projects, we’re starting to throw caution to — well, the wind. Sandia National Laboratories — with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — is setting out to create towering offshore wind turbines with blades 650 feet long. That’s two and a half

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Now no matter what type of mobile phone you have, Apple iOS or Google Android, you can get the Virgin Islands Free Press on your device of choice. On January 21, 2016 the Virgin Islands Free Press became the first media source in the territory to offer instant push notifications

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHRISTIANSTED – A 50-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun this week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Misael “Salao” Melendez pleaded guilty to those charges on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock, said U.S.

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       TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley SAN ANTONIO – Now that St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has sat out the last two games with a right knee injury, TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley says that The Big Fundamental’s career is all but over. Speaking on the Bill Simmons podcast,

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Where the oil spill is in Estate Richmond. CHRISTIANSTED – Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority officials said that they are finishing the cleanup of an oil spill of 50 gallons at WAPA’s fuel dock in Estate Richmond. “Crews worked throughout the night to remove spilled oil from both the

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SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier was commissioned into service during a military ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Coast Guard, Napier is the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be commissioned in

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government said today that it has an action plan to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. The Preliminary Action Plan was established this week with the assistance of Health Commissioner nominee,

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Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis WASHINGTON – Nine months after the Zika virus was first discovered in South America, international health organizations are still struggling with how to confront what appears to be the largest global public health crisis since Ebola decimated eastern Africa in 2014. U.S. researchers have blasted the

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