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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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“Life’s A Beach” by WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST “Singing For Their Supper!” The Virgin Islands school lunch program is running out of money. How much you ask? Oh, just about 4.6 million dollars! What’s that you say? This is only the second month of the year! How can that

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The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The poll is the latest sign the virus, suspected to

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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     Ann-Marie Campbell ATLANTA – The Home Depot has installed a 50-year-old native of Jamaica as its executive in charge of all U.S. stores, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ann-Marie Campbell, who was born in Kingston, replaces veteran Marc Powers, another longtime employee who rose through the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 32-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced on Thursday to six and a half years in prison for possessing at least 600 images of child pornography, federal authorities said. Donne W. Williams was given 78 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for possessing child

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man who authorities said was the ringleader of a group of four men who removed the serial numbers from guns before shipping them here from Florida was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a federal judge on

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SENTENCED: Dwayne Fahie of Mariendahl CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegal gun possession charges in August, authorities said. Dwayne Fahie of Estate Mariendahl was sentenced to 17 months in prison for possession of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to assess a viable way to incorporate the U.S. Virgin Islands into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to expedite the importation process. San Juan Field Office Assistant Director for Trade, Edward Ryan, and ACE Single Window Director, Stephen Hilsen, recently

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U.S, Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old New York man was brought before a federal judge on St. Thomas on Sunday on charges that he smuggled 21 kilos of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Deonte Bailey made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate

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