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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. Employee welfare should be

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Foul trouble continued to plague Rakeem Christmas on Thursday as the Mad Ants lost their fourth-straight game, coming up short against the Westchester Knicks by a score of 98-86 After scoring six of Fort Wayne’s first 13 points, Indiana’s rookie, while matched up against the more

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 CONVICTED: Shawki Thomas CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to mailing a gun through the U.S. mail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Shawki Thomas admitted to U.S. Magistrate Court Judge George Cannon to one count of unlawful mailing of a firearm,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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      Frank Bay on the island of St. John FREDERIKSTED – One beach on St. Croix and one beach on St. John have failed water quality testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said

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If you were planning on popping a Lean Cuisine or DiGiorno in the oven for dinner, you might want to check your freezer. Nestlé issued a voluntary recall for certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products in the U.S. because they could contain small pieces of glass. The company recalled

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. This is a very complex issue which can leave the average person very conflicted on the subject

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