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              WAPA CEO Hugo Hodge Jr.  CHRISTIANSTED – Hugo Hodge Jr. will be forced to quit the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority after eight years on the job after a vote to renew his contract deadlocked in a 4-4 tie. Half of the

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A major new study has revealed that the global seafood catch is much larger and declining much faster than previously known. The study, by the University of British Columbia near Vancouver, reconstructed the global catch between 1950 and 2010 and found that it was 30 per cent

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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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     ARRESTED: Sally Ann Medina CORAL BAY – A man was stabbed multiple times by his wife while they sat at a floating bar in St. John on Monday morning, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at 8 a.m. on Monday of an assault that

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The V.I. Free Press app is available for free now in the Apple Store! There are more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over five billion mobile subscribers – about 77% of the world’s population – are online. This new type of simple access for consumers is catching on

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    ARRESTED: Rupert “Youth” Walters CRUZ BAY – Police today announced that an arrest was made Friday in the slaying of 25-year-old Kenson Jolly, who was shot multiple times as he sat in a deck chair on Kongens Gade in May. Rupert “Youth” Walters was taken into custody at

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                    Gov. Kenneth Mapp Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which means all federal and territorial government offices are closed. The day celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is Jan. 15. The holiday is observed on the

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                            Kenneth Nevor CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge has awarded an America’s Cup level sailor from Rhode Island $1.46 million for injuries he sustained disembarking a racing yacht at the direction of his captain during rough

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal health officials are expected to make a decision either today or tomorrow on whether to warn pregnant women against travel to Caribbean and Latin American countries where the Zika virus has been confirmed. According to the New York Times, they’re considering the warning because of the

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By WESLEY J. SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist Will the real Granny Mapp please stand up! Sadly, once again we see an example of a government official verbally attacking another. This is not the first time and ceratinly not the last. However, usually we see these type of attacks during an

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