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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr, on Monday, named former Virgin Islands Police Department director of intelligence Ray Martinez as Director of the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Committee (LEPC). Martinez, a 12-year employee of the VIPD, served as the department’s Director of Internal Affairs and Labor Relations Manager and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Park Service awarded the territory at least $10 million dollars in supplemental funding to the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office (VISHPO). The NPS funds are primarily intended to replace the “historic and archaeological resources” in the U.S. Virgin Islands that were “impacted” by Hurricanes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeards and Coki Point beaches on St. Thomas have

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, today named St. Croix native and longtime attorney Richard Evangelista as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA). Evangelista, who currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General with the Department of Justice’s Paternity and Child Support Division, brings to

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CRUZ BAY — The Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock is located at the heart of Love City and is the primary ferry dock on St. John. Since the island has no airport, its seaports are critical to the community and businesses on the island. The Virgin Islands Port Authority said

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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — As the start of the upcoming hurricane season is fast approaching, the thoughts of Irma and Maria of 2017 are still fresh on our minds as the recovery efforts are still ongoing in the territory. Many lessons that were learned in preparedness and recovery are still

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are asking the public to watch out for a “phone cloning” scam currently being used to dupe people in the territory. Criminals make victims believe they are receiving a text message from a loved one in distress who needs an electronic cash transfer. The Virgin Islands Police

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PORTLAND — A documentary film about U.S. Virgin Islands soldiers who served during the Korean War has won best film in category at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. The 30-minute video called: “Proudly We Served: Virgin Islands Veterans of the Korean War”, a documentary short produced on behalf of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the period between 1999 and 2018, over 400,000 Americans died as a result of overdoses related to America’s Opioid crisis. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the epidemic has reached a level where 130 people die every day as a result

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. named attorney Denise George as Virgin Islands Attorney General and announced legislation proposing six-year terms for Virgin Islands attorneys general during a press conference at the Arthur Abel Complex on Thursday. Attorney George, also known as George Counts, is an 18-year veteran of the

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