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NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the

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             Eilin Montano Castillo CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal court judge this week sentenced a 37-year-old Dominicano man to one year and two months in prison on gun and illegal entry charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Monday sentenced Eilin Montano Castillo

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MIAMI – A federal grand jury indicted a Guatemalan on charges of conspiring with others in six Latin American countries to smuggle cocaine to the United States in April. Just your typical drug case from the mean streets of South Florida – except in this case – instead of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are investigating the fatal shooting death of a 25-year-old man that occurred at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday, in the area of Brewer’s Bay near the University of the Virgin Islands. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that Dennard Lawrence was the person who was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas business located in Estate Contant was burglarized on Friday and police have obtained video surveillance of the time when the burglary occurred. Police are asking that the general public view the surveillance video to see if they can identify the person in the video

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed several contracts Wenesday for the Department of Public Works, which he said will “vastly improve road conditions for Virgin Islanders on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.” On St. Croix, Mapp signed a contract with V.I. Paving,

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    Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments and more strategic and cost-effective insurance policy decisions, some risk management experts

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  “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at

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Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning

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