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By WESLEY “WES THE BEST” SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist You May Fold Under Pressure! Our Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett recently delivered a knock out punch on Capital Hill. Department of Education spokesperson Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Congresswoman Plasket for over three hours. Harris is involved in some

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FREDERIKSTED – A 30-year-old St. Croix man was gunned down two streets away from the waterfront area Tuesday night, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire being discharged near the H&R Grocery Store on Queen Street at 7:39 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. A

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          John McCarthy THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST, OR TIED FOR SECOND THREE TICKETS TO PARADISE FROM THE BIBLE BELT THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, MON By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press “How stupid are the people of Iowa?” Donald Trump asked in November.

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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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