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Ernice Gilbert, owner of the VI Consortium CHRISTIANSTED – An online newspaper that has been in business for less than a year has refused to issue at least one payroll check owed to a former employee, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Virgin Islands Consortium, owned and operated

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  CANE BAY — Staring into the turquoise Caribbean Sea while sipping a tropical drink topped by a tiny paper umbrella, I suddenly realized what makes St. Croix so special. My first inkling was the sign outside Off the Wall Beach Bar: “No shirt, no shoes, no problem.” Then came

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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  CHRISTIANSTED —I’m kayaking on the Salt River in near darkness. There are a few homes lit up on a nearby hill, close to where Christopher Columbus landed in 1493. And there’s a bucketful of stars over head. As I float silently, I roll my arm back and forth in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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At VIFreepCrime NewsSt. Croix News

Two people were shot on St. Croix in separate incidents Saturday and a hostage situation was reported as part of a home invasion in Estate Strawberry Friday, according to police. The first incident of a shooting was reported on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at roughly 3:53a.m., the 911 Emergency Call

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At VIFreepHealth NewsSt. Croix News

  It’s the time of year when people get stung by jellyfish swimming in the waters off Sandy Point in Frederiksted. Here’s some advice on how to respond to a sting by one of them. The first step may seem obvious: 1. Get out of the water. However, a freshly stung victim

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, will host a Breadfruit Seminar from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The seminar will

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By GEORGE JOHNSON/VIFreep Ombudsman CHRISTIANSTED – The publisher of the Virgin Islands Free Press said today that he is proud to announce that the territory’s most savvy, exciting and truthful online newspaper’s first advertiser is Amazon.com. John McCarthy, a trusted journalist in the Virgin Islands since 1989 who has worked

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Military veterans and their families are encouraged to participate in an upcoming meeting about benefits they may qualify for, according to the San Juan chapter of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division (VR&E). Wanda Rosado, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, will convene a meeting about

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