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Education Secretary Arne Duncan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high

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CRUZ BAY – A couple watching the blood moon along the shoreline in St. John were robbed at gunpoint by two men Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the Mongoose Junction area of Cruz Bay at 8:13 p.m. Sunday after

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      Coconut Coast Villas in Turner Bay CRUZ BAY – A woman walking alone along the side of the road at night said when four men drove up alongside her in St. John and displayed a gun, she offered them $50 to go away and they did, according to the

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     Pope Francis at Philadephia airport PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis met Sunday night with a Delaware family of four who were poisoned by a dangerous pesticide used to kill wood beetles in the condominium below where they stayed on vacation in St. John in March. The secret encounter took place in the

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                        Alvery Smith in his office      FREDERIKSTED – The Economic Crimes Unit of the Virgin Islands Police Department executed search warrants at the six MoneyGram outlets throughout the territory: three on St. Thomas, one on St. John and two on St. Croix. The execution of the Search Warrants stems

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ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control are warning all travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to be immunized for Hepatitis A and typhoid prior to visiting the territory due to dangers from contaminated food or water. “CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get Hepatitis A through contaminated food

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   VIHA’s Robert Graham CHARLOTTE AMALIE – More than 160 families are living in Virgin Islands Housing Authority properties despite having incomes that exceed federal limits for subsidized housing, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The report data, compiled by a watchdog for the U.S. Department of Housing and

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“Drug-resistant lice” sounds like something from a zombie apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs. Hold onto your scalps, Virgin Islands. Super lice are upon us. The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Decaying seaweed washing up on the North Shore coast that smells like rotten eggs has been labeled a ‘natural disaster’ after tourists cancelled their holidays because of it. The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the St. Croix are increasingly being fouled

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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