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USVI Capt. Joe Brugos Photo Credits: K. Grimes CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States Virgin Islands Rugby Football Union (USVIRFU) is pleased to announce that they will host a Collegiate Seven’s Rugby Tournament, called “Rugby Paradise Smash,” on March 25th, 2017 at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas

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THIRD TIME IS NOT A CHARM: For the Buccaneer Hotel beach which DPNR said is not safe for swimming or fishing for the third time in about one month. CHRISTIANSTED — For the third time in 35 days, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has warned the public

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SPRINT’S CLAUDIO HIDALGO SAN JUAN — Sprint (NYSE:S) and PR Wireless, doing business as Open Mobile, today announced an agreement to combine their businesses in Puerto Rico, together with Sprint’s business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, into a new joint venture. The joint venture between two of the key players

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CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are

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CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin

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    CIGNA’S Scott Evelyn BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — The Cigna Foundation today announced that $250,000 in grants are available over the next three years to non-profits in the U.S. Virgin Islands with community health workers helping those living with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Community health

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MORENA’S BAR IN C’STED CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man told police that he was sitting outside of a Water Gut bar when he was hit by gunfire near the bus shanty after midnight today. On February 27, 2017 at approximately 12:22 a.m., 911 Emergency Call Center reported a gunshot

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  NASSAU — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ men’s beach soccer team did about as poorly as a team could do — embarrassing the territory by going 0-6 in the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships. On Sunday in consolation-round play, the USVI Team lost to Barbados 3-1, meaning that it finished

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INTERIOR’S NIKOLAO PULA WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has approved an adjustment payment of $18,173,711 million to the Virgin Islands government for fiscal year 2016 rum excise tax actuals, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The amount has been certified by the

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The Virgin Islands Free Press spiked a Letter to the Editor by Ezril Dusky in the Sunday edition of the V.I. Freep because as an online newspaper, we do not wish to appear to be taking a stand against transgender teachers teaching in territorial public schools. The V.I. Free Press

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