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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Governor-elect Albert Bryan, Jr. said he will visit the nation’s capitol this week to meet with Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, along with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials. Since announcing the leadership of his transition team during a press conference on Nov. 28,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums will launch the Story Time Initiative territory-wide.  This initiative fosters and promotes community involvement and serves as a catalyst for youngsters to develop a love for their library and reading at a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that the Virgin Islands U.S.Attorney’s Office is sponsoring training this week for prosecutors from the USVI and Puerto Rico and federal agents here in the territory who are dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of large-scale narcotics and organized crime

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KANSAS CITY — Three seasoned Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers and U.S Attorney Gretchen C.F.Shappert represented the territory at last week’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Conference in Missouri. The Conference brought together federal prosecutors andtheir law enforcement partners from across the nation and included speeches by President DonaldTrump,

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PORT OF SPAIN — The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center is reporting that 54 earthquakes occurred within the last 24 hours in the Eastern Caribbean. According to UWI, the earthquakes happened from December 6 at 4:28 p.m. to December 7 at 9:50 a.m. “The events were in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to students who represent the first generation in their family to attend college. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students. The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) for its U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Storm Strong Program. The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program. Through new

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Water Bay and Vessup Bay on St. Thomas had a high bacteria count

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native who was deported from the United States last year for drug trafficking got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge for trying to sneak into the territory in May. Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Marine and charter boat businesses who wish to join the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association will now also benefit from being a member of the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association. USVIHTA is pleased to announce its partnership with VIPCA which requires marine and charter boat allied member applicants to be

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