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Edwina Louis (left) in an Ohio courtroom PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – A grandmother who lived in the Virgin Islands will spend the rest of her life in jail after being found guilty of the rape of her own grandchildren. Edwina Louis, 53, will spend life behind bars after she was sentenced

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CHRISTIANSTED – The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Virgin Islands, but their unspoiled beauty makes them a haven for locals and tourists alike. But now the shimmering coastlines of western Africa are being destroyed by a mysterious brown seaweed which scientists link to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Beaches near some of the most expensive vacation properties on St. Thomas remain unfit for swimming or fishing for the second week in a row, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. DPNR said today that Frenchman’s Bay and Bolongo Bay remain unsafe due

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Alfredo Andrews students receive iPad minis CHRISTIANSTED – Rotary St. Croix Mid-Isle donated 20 iPad minis to a kindergarten classroom at Alfredo Andrews Elementary in Estate Kingshill today. Alfredo Andrews classroom teacher Karissa Thurland-Perez was the recipient of one of the many educational programming grants given out by Rotary Mid-Isle

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           Juwan Thompson of St. Croix DENVER – Broncos running back Juwan Thompson didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring problem. Thompson injured his neck on a goal-line run in the second quarter September 27 against the Detroit Lions. From the Lions’ 2 yard line, Thompson gained a yard

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FREDERIKSTED – Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said the Virgin Islands has qualified for additional assistance for livestock farmers on St. Croix who have been adversely affected by the drought that began in February. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack designated St. Croix a primary natural disaster area in August, Robles said.

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CHRISTIANSTED – “Restaurant Week” kicks off two weeks from today on the big island of St. Croix. The event, sponsored by the Virgin Islands Tourism Department, begins October 28 and runs through Sunday November 8. It’s officially called “Dine VI” and this culinary showcase is a bright celebration of the

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Most doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers who work with Medicare are honest. Unfortunately, some aren’t. It’s a bit of a confusing topic so people are often left wondering “what triggers medical insurance fraud?” Well, one common form of Medicare fraud is when Medicare is billed for health care

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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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     Ramon S. Davila of St. Croix WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Ramon Davila quit his job as a senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service a decade ago, after an internal probe found that he had run up tens of thousands of dollars in dubious

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