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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. The minimum wage will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sunday, March 27, 2016 at roughly 1:45am, officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road. Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Derek Norris hit a two-run homer, doubled in two more and threw out a pair of runners trying to steal, leading the San Diego Padres to a 17-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Padres starter Andrew Cashner overcame a rocky first and went six innings,

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                       CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, March 23, 2016 about 9:24 a.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to a report of a shooting victim on the roadside leading towards the Bovoni Projects. Upon arrival to the scene,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Cruise ship passengers are purchasing liquor and cigarettes in foreign ports in excess of what is allowed by law leading to a significant loss of both local and federal revenue, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday. The Mapp Administration said that it has been investigating complaints from Virgin

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If you were planning on popping a Lean Cuisine or DiGiorno in the oven for dinner, you might want to check your freezer. Nestlé issued a voluntary recall for certain DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer’s products in the U.S. because they could contain small pieces of glass. The company recalled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 39-year-old St. Thomas man is the latest person in the territory to be confirmed as having contracted the Zika virus, according to the V.I. Department of Health. Meanwhile, the local health department says that it has 12 confirmed cases of Zika and another 79 suspected cases

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. Keith Wyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gaming, said if the territory follows

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                     ARRESTED: Roy Rogers CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas announced that a 52-year-old Bonne Esperance man had been arrested for sexually assaulting four underage girls on the capital island and three other arrests. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Lesroy

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