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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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  WAPA bucket truck crashed CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) linemen were transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center for observation and treatment of injuries Tuesday evening after the bucket truck they were driving in crashed into a utility pole on St. Thomas’ Solberg

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Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Department of Health says that it is closely monitoring the first documented case of the Zika virus reported in neighboring Puerto Rico. Acting Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville said the person affected in San Juan is a person with no known travel

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$800M DEAL DONE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Government House says that people can start looking forward to receiving their income tax refunds as early as this week as a result of the closing of the ratified operating agreement between the Virgin Islands government and Limetree Bay Terminals LLC.

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ARRESTED FOR DUI: Ashley Roseboom CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) reported that at least five people have been arrested on St. Thomas on charges ranging from drug possession to drunk driving  and domestic violence. * On Friday, January 1, 2016 – Alciann Enclewood, 34, of Pile

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HAVANA – Is Cuba’s rising travel trade a threat to leading Caribbean destinations? That depends on whom you ask. Until recently, the détente between the United States and its longtime foe had generated more headlines than actual tourism business; in fact, tourism from the United States to Cuba is still

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NEW YORK – Speculation that ABC would yank its affiliation with WSVI-TV Channel 8 has been rife since at least 2011. And confirmation that it has finally happened came in the form of the programming that is being scrolled on Innovative Cable TV – there is no ABC programming scheduled

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ARRESTED FOR RAPE: Damian Warner CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for the statutory rape of a minor on a bench warrant from the Superior Court today. Damian Warner of Simmonds Alley was arrested was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated rape and second-degree unlawful sexual

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police say that a St. Thomas man told them that he was walking near Hospital Ground when he was shot at by someone in a moving vehicle on Wednesday. Police met with the man at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center where he was being treated

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NASSAU – Yankees great Derek Jeter may be retired, but he’s still got a competitive streak. Alex Mandel — son of Howie Mandel — caught the retired Yankees shortstop playing poker with Michael Jordan and Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris in the Bahamas on Sunday. In a part of the

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