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David Nakhid of Trinidad would like to get his hands on the USVI-FIFA President Hillaren Frederick who cost him his chance at the FIFA presidency. GENEVA – A person from the Caribbean will not have a chance to replace the scandal-plagued outgoing President Sepp Blatter at FIFA because the representative from

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The V.I. Attorney General said Tuesday that the territory has been given a $150,000 grant to investigate consumer fraud here. Attorney General Claude Walker said the grant is from the National Assocation of Attorneys General. “In response to the growing frustration and concern

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CHRISTIANSTED – As first reported in the St. Croix Sync Tank on Facebook yesterday, the Virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch through this evening, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan. In St. Thomas, the NWS singled out Anna’s Retreat, Charlotte Amalie, East End and West

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          BIR Director Marvin Pickering CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The hotel room tax will go up 2.5% next year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers will have to charge their guests a 12.5% tax effective January 1, 2016, the BIR said. The current rate is

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ARRESTED: Andre Stoutt of West End, Tortola CRUZ BAY – A 30-year-old Tortola native was arrested over the weekend as being a fugitive from mainland justice, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Andre Emmanuel Stoutt of West End Tortola was arrested at 3:11 p.m. Saturday by a U.S. Customs

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ATF’s Carlos Canino in his office in Miami. MIAMI – Raised in an Army family that eventually settled in the Boston area, Carlos Canino considered three career choices when he graduated from college with a degree in criminology: law enforcement, military service or coaching. But after working as an assistant

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    The Palms in La Grande Princesse CHRISTIANSTED – Beaches near two of St. Croix’s most popular hotels – The Palms Hotel in La Grande Princesse and the Buccaneer Hotel in Shoys – are not considered safe for swimming or fishing, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.

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MIAMI – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Tuesday signed a multi-million-dollar loan and grant agreement dedicated to building out geothermal technologies in the six countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean bloc. The funds, which will total $71.5 million, will be administered

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TRUNK BAY, St. John — While sunscreen is proved to have positive effects on humans, it actually has massively damaging effects on coral reefs, researchers discovered in a recent study. The study, released Tuesday, found that even a tiny amount of sunscreen — equivalent to a drop of water in

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Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.

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