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CHRISTIANSTED — The Head Start Program begins again anew on Tuesday. Started in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program has been administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the

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MIAMI – A federal grand jury indicted a Guatemalan on charges of conspiring with others in six Latin American countries to smuggle cocaine to the United States in April. Just your typical drug case from the mean streets of South Florida – except in this case – instead of the

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Convicted Killer Jermaine “Bird” Williams CHRISTIANSTED – Four people were injured when three vehicles drove up near the bus shanty in Watergut and unleashed a fusillade of gunfire on a small crowd of people gathered there, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police

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Convicted Murderer Jermaine “Bird” Williams FREDERIKSTED – A notorious convicted killer waiting to pick up his child at daycare was shot to death with a high-powered weapon in the front seat of his SUV in Estate Whim Friday afternoon, according to unofficial and police reports. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report

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FREDERIKSTED – The newly refurbished St. George Village got a “christening” it could do without when a man was shot late Thursday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received several reports of gunshots being fired at 5:16 p.m. near the St. George Village

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MID-ISLAND, St. Croix – A man on a motor scooter took pot shots at the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority garage late Wednesday, before driving off into the night, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Estate Glynn at 12:30 a.m. today after receiving a

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           Estate Barren Spot in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – People driving at night on St. Croix continue to report to police that they have been targets for gunmen while driving in their vehicles – with two such shootings last Thursday night – and one reported early this morning. A woman came in

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed several contracts Wenesday for the Department of Public Works, which he said will “vastly improve road conditions for Virgin Islanders on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.” On St. Croix, Mapp signed a contract with V.I. Paving,

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