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By KELVIN DENNIE/St. Croix Taxi Driver Dear Editor: As a taxi driver in the territory for over 30 years, I cannot remain quiet after this second attempt to deny me the right of accepting the form of payment I choose. The mandatory language spoils the whole intent of the bill.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands First Lady Yolanda Bryan has partnered with the Department of Education to host the 2019 Shadow A Chef Enrichment Program. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at the Charlotte Amalie High School Auditorium and Cafeteria and on Thursday, August 22, at

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SAN JUAN — An Australian man has fallen to his death from a cruise ship as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. The man was traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas en route to St. Thomas on Wednesday when he fell overboard. A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Since being displaced on Saturday from Schneider Regional Medical Center because of ongoing repairs, Emergency Medical Services on St. Thomas has been working out of the Omar Browne Fire Station, V.I. Fire Service Director Daryl George Sr. and Department of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion each said the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers from the Richard Callwood, Newton Command and Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the Bovoni housing project about 4:31 p.m. Wednesday. This led to the arrest of Rasheem Morton, Jr., 20, of Estate Bovoni

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his “Virgin Island” have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as he awaited trial in New York on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department patrol officers, the Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives, and Crime Scene Technicians responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Galaxy Sports Bar in Smith Bay on St. Thomas about 11:39 p.m. Tuesday. It is the second armed robbery of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr, announced Wednesday, along with the Department of Finance (DOF), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that all outstanding prior years and current year bills owed to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority by central government agencies, have been fully paid as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department officers of the Richard Callwood Command and the Criminal Investigation Bureau responded to a 911 call of an armed robbery that took place at the Racetrack Gas Station and Convenience Store on St. Thomas about 2:58 a.m. today. When VIPD detectives interviewed Racetrack’s

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