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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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CHRISTIANSTED — As reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, the Virgin Islands Department of Health confirmed one additional case of Zika on St. Croix, bringing the total to 14 cases. This is not unexpected, and the Department of Health expects that there will continue to be more positive cases in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Saturday, April, 09, 2016, at approximately 6:04 pm. Officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center in regards to a possible shooting victim, in a vehicle in the vicinity of the Annas Retreat basketball Court. Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed a black male who

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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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           ARRESTED: Noelle Bishopel CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two people from Georgia were caught with a total of 15 kilos of marijuana in their luggage on St. Thomas, according to federal authorities. Sierra Wimberly, 25, and Noelle Bishopel, 27, each from Atlanta, made their initial appearances on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved tax benefits for a medical laboratory and three financial services firms. He recently signed off on agreements reached by the V.I. Economic Development Authority with Castle Medical, CD Paradise Holdings, Alpha Mortgage Advisors and Prosperitas Holdings. Castle Medical on St. Thomas will offer

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SAN DIEGO  — Jabari Blash of St. Thomas got his first Major League Baseball start in left field on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough for the Padres to keep from becoming the first team in MLB history to be shut out in its first three games. Power-hitter Blash was no

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