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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands is coming closer to a home schooling alternative in the territory — but many question whether that is such a good thing. Studies have shown that when parents are abusive to children — home schooling can ensure that the parents’ mental and/or physical abuse goes

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ELECTION DAY PROGRAM: U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said today that Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 8, 2016 general elections. AUSA Andrews has

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CHRISTIANSTED — Eight beaches in the territory failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said that five of the beaches are in St. Croix, two in St. Thomas and one in St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is at a swanky weight loss clinic in California — and charging it all, flights, fees and fruits — to the territory’s taxpayers, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Mapp is officially in California to investigate how to transition the government’s health insurance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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CRACKDOWN ON VANDALISM: Richards FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it will be on the lookout for citizens vandalizing or removing political signs. The election season is coming up at the beginning of next month and the VIPD said that it has noticed signs being purposely damaged

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Sunday. The “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, according to

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QUANTICO, Va. — The Virgin Islands had the highest murder rate in the country — higher per capita than any other state, commonwealth or territory in the country, according to the latest statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI figures show that the murder rate in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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