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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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  TORONTO – Everything you need to follow along with prelims live during the 2015 Pan American Games. Hit refresh for the latest coverage. Men’s 100 back Brazil’s Guilherme Guido looks to be the clear favorite in the men’s 100-meter back finals at the Pan American Games after a swift preliminary swim.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The retailer’s websites resemble those of many other discounters, offering deals on a broad range of products such as televisions, tablets, blenders and sports equipment. But San Diego-based PriceSmart Inc. is distinctive in other ways. Each of its three dozen warehouse membership clubs are south of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The body of an unidentified Hispanic male was discovered in Estate Bordeaux, St. Thomas after 8 a.m. today, according to police. Officers discovered the victim after responding to a report from a concerned citizen of a dead body in the area when they discovered the victim who

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Tuesday that it has begun a study of coral reefs and fish populations in the Virgin Islands. Scientists will collect data on reefs surrounding St. Thomas and St. John through July 23 as part of the NOAA Coral

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raw sewage discharged into the ocean kills coral reefs at an alarming rate, a new U.S. Virgin Islands study says. Coral reefs are far more likely to develop disease and die when exposed to bacteria and nutrients in raw sewage than coral in unpolluted areas, according

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CHRISTIANSTED — Summer is winding down, and autumn soon will be upon us, with kids back to school and people who take their vacations in summer back to work. In the Caribbean, that means good deals in the offing as the islands vie to attract travelers in the off-season. Some

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