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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm

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Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville PARAMARIBO – A new mosquito-transmitted virus called “Zika” could mean more bad news for Caribbean tourism. In response to the latest report by the Caribbean Public Health Agency of five confirmed cases of Zika virus in an unnamed Caribbean country, Grenada has heightened its disease surveillance system,

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MASTERMIND: Yamini Potter of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Virgin Islanders – a 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were sentenced to thirty days in prison to one year in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas for impersonating FBI agents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Yamini

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A recall of DaVinci brand cribs has been expanded following additional reports of the mattress support brackets breaking and detaching. Nearly 11,700 of the cribs were recalled this summer. It has now been expanded to include about 6,000 more cribs. It covers certain DaVinci brand, full-size cribs with model names

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KILLED SUNDAY: Giorgio Bertrand WATER ISLAND – The two people killed in a boating accident at Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas on Sunday night have been identified as Giorgio Bertrand and Lydia Lima, according to social media. Additionally, there is a memorial service “celebrate the life” of Bertrand to

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Kenson Plasmound Thelma Frett CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men and two women were arrested on charges ranging from brandishing a weapon to assault and grand larceny, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Here are the arrests from Wednesday to Sunday, according to the VIPD: Kenson Plasmound, 35, address unknown was

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla SAN JUAN – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior are joining forces with the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to

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Crown Bay Marina in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two people were drowned and three others injured when the boat they were on struck a concrete piling as it was trying to dock Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at

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MUG SHOT: Jason Brian Coulter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The suspect in the murder of a 60-year-old lab technician originally from Tennessee was returned to the territory on Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Jason Brian Coulter, 31, was extradited to St. Thomas from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – VITRAN bus service will expand to Saturdays beginning this weekend, according to the Department of Public Works. VITRAN will offer “abbreviated fixed route service for all three islands” starting on Saturday, DPW Commissioner Gustav James said in a prepared statement. Passengers can enjoy free rides on November

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