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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp fulfilled his first state of the territory promise to move prisoners at Golden Grove Correctional Facility off-island this week. Mapp said that 105 prisoners were transferred off-island Tuesday morning. Details of the transfer were announced by Mapp and B.O.C. Director Rick Mullgrav at a press

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim seeking treatment at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Police interviewed the man who said that he’d been driving up Raphune Hill on his scooter when he heard shots being fired. The

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AUSTIN, Texas — LargeUp, a global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture, will present Austin Island, the first-ever U.S. Virgin Islands music showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The event, co-sponsored by the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will

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UNITED STATES – MARCH 24: Emile Griffith vs Benny Paret, Benny “Kid” Paret lies helpless against ropes as flailing fists of Emile Gfriffith batter him into unconsciousness during twelfth round of their welterweight championship fight at the Garden . Ref Ruby Goldstein pulled Griffith off the champ who slumped to

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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — JetBlue is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help Caribbean vacationers avoid contributing to the illicit trade of threatened and endangered species. The five-year customer education and awareness campaign will feature a series of videos played at every seat on the airline’s flights

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland. They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Saturday, March 5, 2016, at approximately 11:33am, the 911 Emergency Center received notification from several citizens, reporting shots fired in the area of Simmonds Alley. Upon arrival to the scene, several citizens informed VIPD Officers that a black male in the vicinity of Simmonds Alley fired several

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 10:48pm, Steven Hillebrand, 44 of an unknown address was arrested and charged with Disobeying a Lawful Order and Resisting an Arrest after he was identified as the individual causing a hazard to citizens in Emancipation Garden occupying the sidewalk. Hillebrand also resisted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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