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STATE OF SHOCK: Mapp paints a rosy picture of the territory’s economic prospects in his third State of the Territory address last night. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the Virgin Islands has cut spending, made its operations more efficient and created conditions allowing for significant economic growth

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G.O.P. State chairman John Canegata [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to the state of the territory address by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement: “For too long the only answer has been to raise taxes and increase spending.

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BAD BEACH WARNING: Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — Three beaches on St. Croix and one in St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today

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GUILTY PLEA: Kinia Blyden [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eleven people admitted in federal court that they participated in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation between St. Thomas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Five defendants pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to drug trafficking and money laundering

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Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing project on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront in St. Thomas. It has been the scene of multiple shooting deaths, including of unwitting tourists who have wandered by there at night, in the last 25 years. Former Sen. Celestino A. White, the former “King of St. Thomas,”

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said today that they got reports of shots fired near Ross Taarneberg by the Charlotte Amalie High School about 9:06 p.m. on Monday. When police arrived on the scene described to dispatchers they found two Hispanic men lying on a dark roadway by the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that it is currently investigating a rape that occurred early today. The woman said that as she was leaving her residence to go to work at 5:25 a.m. today, an unknown black man ran up to her and

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” [ad name=”HTML-68″] NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A shaken motorist told police that he had been the victim of a gunpoint carjacking near Red Hook on Monday night. The man said that he was walking in the area of Red Hook in the vicinity of the Fruit Stand when a masked man

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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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