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RECALLED: Sabra hummus from Virginia COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Virginia — You might remember that earlier this month, Sabra Dipping Co. announced that there was possible Listeria contamination in its hummus, and recalled a variety of sizes and flavors. That hummus was also used in commercial products, which included vegetable trays, sandwiches, and

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“My personal dignity is at stake here.”–Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of Property and Procurement came to the governor’s defense to say that the chief executive is one of only two people authorized by law to have his own government vehicle for personal and government business. Property and Procurement

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience

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   Dronningens Gade in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday, November 26, 2016 at about 12:05 a.m. a concerned citizen called 911 Emergency call Center and reported a gunshot victim was down in the vicinity of the Dronningens Gade roadway area. Upon the patrol units arrival they came in

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ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting

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    FCC Commisioner Mignon Clyburn WASHINGTON — An FCC commissioner is recommending that satellite viewers in the territory receive their local PBS member station instead of content from stations in Puerto Rico. WTJX, which used to be powerfully-run by Mapp No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, has been

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INDICTED: Raheem “Caesar” Miller of Philadelphia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury has returned indictments against two Virgin Islanders and one Pennsylvania native in connection with a string of jewelry store robberies in St. Thomas in 2015. The United States grand jury returned a 10-count indictment on Thursday against

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Puerto Rico native pleaded guilty in federal court to arms trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On Friday, Raji Yusuf, 30, admitted in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sentencing is set for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men had their first day in federal court to answer charges related to drug trafficking. Acio Richards, 26, and N’kel Morton, 22, made their initial appearance at the Ron de Lugo Federal Building on November 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on separate

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NHC projections for Tropical Depression 16 MIAMI — A late-season tropical depression has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it’s expected to become a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 35 mph (56 kph) with additional strengthening forecast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center

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