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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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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday that employees of seven government agencies will receive salary increases effective January 1, 2016. Mapp said that all executive branch employees will get a pay raise once a final

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                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands Free Press reported on Dec. 29, 2015 that the Virgin Islands government was facing a Jan. 10, 2016 deadline for REAL ID. Soon after, the other media in the territory

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New iOS app coming soon to your phone! 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 with a staggering amount of smartphone

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Tourism’s Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has chosen to use the Regatta booking engine on their new official destination website, VisitUSVI.com, to enable potential visitors to book hotels, attractions and packages on the destination’s official website. “We invited

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  AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities announced Monday that they discovered more than $4 million worth of cocaine stashed in bushes along Puerto Rico’s north coast as they continue to find more drug shipments but with smaller payloads in the American Caribbean. Some 340 pounds (154 kilograms) of cocaine

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         WAPA CEO Hugo V. Hodge Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority accused the owner of the territory’s most popular radio stations of being disingenuous for taking his stations off the air today in a dispute over bill

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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