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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local and federal authorities moved swiftly on Thursday to address reports spreading throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands about a possible terrorist threat in the U.S. or British Virgin Islands, said V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director Mona Barnes. U.S. Coast Guard officials reported to VITEMA that

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SAN JUAN — As the Zika virus bears down on the United States, federal health officials are divided over a politically and ethically charged question: Should they advise American women to delay pregnancy in areas where the virus is circulating? Some infectious disease experts are arguing that avoiding conception is

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DALLAS — Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Exxon went to state court this week in Texas to quash a subpoena issued last month by the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker.

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By MEGAN McARDLE/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHRISTIANSTED — The Competitive Enterprise Institute is getting subpoenaed by V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker to cough up its communications regarding climate change. The scope of the subpoena is quite broad, covering the period from 1997 to 2007, and includes, according to

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FREDERIKSTED — The Defense Department will monitor installations in the Virgin Islands, 27 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico for mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus, according to a Pentagon memo released in March. Hoping to ward off spread of the potentially dangerous virus among troops

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NASSAU — Up to $1.8 billion would be needed to end poor housing conditions in six Caribbean nations, a new report reveals, launched during the Inter-American Development Bank‘s (IDB) annual meeting, held this year in the Bahamas. The State of Housing in Six Caribbean Countries, analysed between 2000 and 2015

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MIAMI — Claudio Hidalgo joins Sprint as president of the Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. Based in Miami, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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GEORGETOWN — Following the conclusion of the opening round in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup Qualifiers, Guyana has officially been paired in Group 3 with Curacao and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Guyana topped Group 5 after wins over Anguilla by a 7-0 margin on local soil and

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the upcoming airing of two half-hour episodes of the popular ABC Station’s program on everything related to America’s national parks, that will feature St. Croix and St. John. Episodes of “Rock the Park,”  filmed on St. Croix and

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