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CHRISTIANSTED — The money for services at St. Croix’s only hospital, the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, primarily goes into the pockets of local medical doctors, rather to the health facility itself. That was the bombshell announcement that came from Troy de Chabert-Schuster, the vice chairman of JFL’s

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TWO RIVERS, Wisc. — Line workers from our electric utility recently returned from a mutual aid mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They assisted in restoring electric services wiped out by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September  2017. Expert line workers Brian Delleman and Darrick Wendricks worked for an initial 30-day

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WASHINGTON—About six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall and nearly four months after an initial trip to the islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced a follow-up trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to review recovery efforts of the islands’ communications facilities. Pai will visit the islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Two St. Thomas men appeared in federal court today to hear charges that they were convicted felons illegally in possession of guns. Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, each of St. Thomas, made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native appeared in federal court in St. Thomas today to answer charges that he made fraudulent claims that he lost hundreds of items in the mail. Shaquin Brodie, 20, a former resident of St. John, appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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PORT TASK FORCE: (from left) Department of Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp met with the Ports of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie Task Force on Tuesday for the first task force meeting of 2018 to

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) poses with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) By STACEY PLASKETT, VIRGIN ISLANDS DELEGATE TO CONGRESS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS In the early morning hours of February 9th, members of Congress approved a two-year budget package to fund the federal government.  The package also provided

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized  25 pounds (11.4 kilos) of cocaine in a backpack concealed inside the center console of a private vessel arriving at the Las Croabas boat ramp on Wednesday. The estimated wholesale value of the seized narcotics is $175,000. “AMO

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) – Agriculture and Natural Resources Program will hold a tree pruning workshop entitled, “How to Correctly and Safely Prune Trees.”  The workshops will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Research and Extension Center, Room 133, on

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake took place about 24 miles off the coast of the British Virgin Islands on Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it took place about 5:39 p.m. Sunday, registered 3.5 on the Richter Scale and was about 60 miles underground. It was

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