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                 Linval Joseph of St. Croix EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph didn’t practice for the second straight day on Thursday with a foot injury, and his status could be in doubt for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Now that Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Limetree Bay Holdings have come to an agreement on the operating terms for the HOVENSA oil storage terminal, the question becomes: Will the Legislature sign off as well? Mapp said that the deal with Limetree is expected to bring a likely

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Artist Victor Cepeda of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 20-year-old St. Croix native who is best-known for his colorful murals all over the island is getting his own solo art show here starting this weekend. Victor Cepeda, aka the “Mural Man,” told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the show

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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Wang Tianpu, President of Sinopec BEIJING — The second-ranking executive at Sinopec, one of China’s dominant oil and energy companies, is being investigated for “serious violations” of laws and discipline, according to official news reports and a statement by the commission of the Chinese Communist Party that oversees corruption investigations.

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CHRISTIANSTED – The business world views the sale of the former HOVENSA oil refinery on St. Croix’s South Shore as a way to integrate the East with the West in the global marketplace. The long-sought deal to bring an oil refinery strategically-located in the Caribbean (St. Croix is one of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Terms of the $360 million sale of the HOVENSA oil refinery complex to Limetree Bay Holdings were made public in a press conference at Government House today. Private equity firm ArcLight Capital, together with commodities trader Freepoint, unveiled plans today to buy the HOVENSA refinery complex in

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Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath WILMINGTON, Delaware – A federal bankruptcy court judge decided today that the HOVENSA oil refinery complex can be sold to stalking horse bidder Limetree Bay Holdings and commodities trader Freepoint, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. News that U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath had

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NOSE TACKLE: Linval Joseph of St. Croix MINNEAPOLIS – Over the course of four-plus tightly contested quarters of play at TCF Bank Stadium one Sunday afternoon this month, the Vikings, who now are an impressive 8-3, had already made quite a strong statement of sorts about who they are and

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MUG SHOT: Alvery Smith of Contact Towers CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on Sunday arrested a 50-year-old St. Thomas man on charges related to the alleged embezzlement of $1.4 million from MoneyGram franchises he managed in the territory with his wife Ana Garcia. Alvery Smith of Estate Bakkeroe was charged with

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