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COMMISSIONER DELROY RICHARDS SR: “The public needs to protect itself from violent criminals, because we don’t have the resources.” CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) would like to urge the community to be very conscious of their surroundings and whereabouts as there are natives targeting innocent working

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NOT SAFE: Frenchman’s Bay in St. Thomas [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Coki Point, Vessup Bay, Bluebeard’s

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UNDER FIRE FOR POOR WORK ETHIC (JUST LIKE MAPP): Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett whines that she and other delegates have no vote, but she has taken no concrete steps to do anything about it. WASHINGTON — Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Non-voting Delegate to

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — In a recent study, researchers from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the rates of death from cervical, breast, prostate and colon cancers are two to nine times higher in the Caribbean compared to

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FAILED WATER TEST: John Brewers Bay beach in St. Thomas near the University of the Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory — three in St. Thomas and one in St. John — failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] HAS UMPTEEN BODYGUARDS TO ‘PROTECT HIS PERSONAL DIGNITY’: But no one in the bloated territorial government has been assigned by Gov. Ken Mapp of New York to get matching federal funds to fight Zika virus on par with Puerto Rico. The question is: why not? SAN JUAN —

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] UNDER FIRE FOR UNDER PERFORMANCE: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is in the hot seat this high season as thousands of Zika virus cases in Puerto Rico fail to stop tourists from going there; while territorial tourism numbers are down overall since the advent of the mosquito-borne disease here. CHARLOTTE AMALIE

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”)

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NOT SAFE: Chenay Bay beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix failed to pass a water quality test done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that Shoys and Chenay Bay

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Just as a federal control board moves to steady the ship in Puerto Rico, some place very close to home appears in need of a lifeline, too — the Virgin Islands itself. The territory is grappling with some of the same forces that pushed its closest American

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