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CRUZ BAY– A 32-year-old St. John man was arrested on domestic violence and property destruction charges Monday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Nevin Felix of Bellevue Village was arrested and charged with unlawful entry, destruction of property and disturbance of the peace-domestic violence, the VIPD said. Felix was

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     St. Thomas geologist Roy Watlington CHRISTIANSTED — Local geologist Roy Watlington says a tsunami from Kick ‘em Jenny could reach St. Croix in as little as 80 minutes. A tsunami caused by the volcano erupting would be in St. John first, then St. Thomas in 90 minutes, Watlington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel

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  travel writer Jim Byers KEY WEST — The let-it-all-hang out capital of North America, mostly because the weather’s better than San Francisco. There are fabulous resorts, including the Casa Marina, a Waldorf-Astoria property. Budget-minded folks should try some of the historic inns, including the casual, but well-tended Key Lime Inn. Food

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Tuesday that it has begun a study of coral reefs and fish populations in the Virgin Islands. Scientists will collect data on reefs surrounding St. Thomas and St. John through July 23 as part of the NOAA Coral

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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CRUZ BAY — On the island of St. John, more than half of which is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park, this four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath waterfront villa known as Beach Garden is a private oasis. Nestled on 1.07 acres on a hillside, the Bali-inspired house abuts the rocky shore of

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CRUZ BAY — A Texas man who allegedly fled to the British Virgin Islands to avoid sexual assault charges in Colorado had his day in an Aspen courtroom Friday. Peter Duane Watkins, 40,  is accused of brutally raping a 65-year-old Aspen, Colo. hotel employee in the spring. He was arrested by

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