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Tourism’s Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – Regatta Travel Solutions announced today that the Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has chosen to use the Regatta booking engine on their new official destination website, VisitUSVI.com, to enable potential visitors to book hotels, attractions and packages on the destination’s official website. “We invited

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  AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities announced Monday that they discovered more than $4 million worth of cocaine stashed in bushes along Puerto Rico’s north coast as they continue to find more drug shipments but with smaller payloads in the American Caribbean. Some 340 pounds (154 kilograms) of cocaine

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         WAPA CEO Hugo V. Hodge Jr. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority accused the owner of the territory’s most popular radio stations of being disingenuous for taking his stations off the air today in a dispute over bill

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ARRESTED FOR GROWING POT: Jene Lima CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 21-year-old St. Thomas woman was arrested on marijuana distribution charges Saturday evening, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said that Jene Lima of Estate Bovoni was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance to Distribute after

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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Smith and Wesson .40-caliber firearm with magazine CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men were arrested on illegal gun charges after police spotted them with guns under their clothing on Friday. Vlaugn Edwards, 33, of Savan and Shamoi Charleswell, 22, of Estate Bolongo, were each arrested and charged with possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said two beaches on St. Thomas are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said Magens Bay and Morningstar beaches are unfit for swimming or fishing after testing from Jan. 4 to 8 revealed

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    ARRESTED: Stephen Frank Coleman CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four people were arrested on St. Thomas this week on charges ranging from disobeying a lawful order to stealing, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. All of the following information is from the VIPD: * On Wednesday at 12:17 a.m.,

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Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter Newly engaged couple Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis are consistent with being private with their relationship, especially to the details of their wedding plans. The supercouple was photographed together in the Bahamas just after Christmas playing poker with basketball legend Michael Jordan. But because former

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Slate online magazine has singled out the U.S. Virgin Islands for its “horrifying” treatment of the mentally ill. Slate says that “25 percent of the prison population” in the territory is comprised of people who are mentally ill. An NPR report from 2007 noted that “the U.S.

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