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TRYING SEMIFINAL: Mixed emotions as the United States defeated the Virgin Islands 90-62 in the 2017 Americup Championships in Argentina. The American team proper was gracious and dignified in victory. Here Xavier Munford drives to the hoop against the hometown team. BUENOS AIRES — They arrived as favorites, and they

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MIAMI — Monster Hurricane Irma dropped one degree in Latitude from 19.0 to 18.0 last night — an indication that the powerful Category 3 storm is now moving in a southwesterly direction — putting it more on track to affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday when it

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MIAMI — Massive Hurricane Irma finished its first cycle of reorganization called an eyewall replacement cycle, common to all strong hurricanes, during which a new eyewall forms and replaces the old. This allowed Irma to once again strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane. Irma will likely undergo a few of these cycles

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FILLING UP: Aegean Marine trucks fill up with fuel at a docking facility. CHRISTIANSTED — A Greek-headquartered group has inked an agreement with Freepoint Commodities subsidiary Caribbean Bunkers to cooperate on bunkee sales focused around the facility at Limetree Bay. Under terms of the agreement, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.

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DPNR SAYS DO NOT SWIM HERE: Grapetree Bay beach on St. Croix’s East End. CHRISTIANSTED — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said this weekend that

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ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED EXTORTION ON ST. CROIX: Alexis Rivera, 24. FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix men were taken into police custody after a 13-year-old girl told them that they had threatened to hurt her and her family if she did not turn over her jewelry. Police said that Alexis Rivera,

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WHERE WILL IRMA GO? The projected path and intensity of Hurricane Irma based on Friday’s modeling. MIAMI — Powerful Hurricane Irma rapidly intensified in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the region, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next week. Far across the Atlantic, just west

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BLUE DEATH: This Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, St. Croix, has died and collapsed. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion. (Curt Storlazzi/U.S. Geological Survey) CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government scientists have found a

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SHOT IN SPINE: Moses President CHRISTIANSTED — A Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) detective has filed a federal lawsuit against the department after he was shot in the spine by a fellow officer while responding to a disturbance on St. Croix, according to court documents. Police detective Moses President filed

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TENNIS PITCH: Craig Cooper posted a video on YouTube touting his experience as a tennis teaching professional. CHRISTIANSTED — A 61-year-old Ohio man who has been job hunting on St. Croix for at least a month was found drowned near the Boardwalk on Tuesday evening. Craig Cooper of Columbus was

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