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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs

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CHRISTIANSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands Process Technology program, a part of the College of Science and Mathematics, received a $150,000 donation from Diageo BRAND USVI today. The funds will be awarded as $50,000 annual grants over three years, with a plan to review the investment at the

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iicky Belmontes, 43, artist CHARLOTTE AMALIE – iicky Belmontes first fell in love with fashion, in part, by seeing sailors bring Lee jeans to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he grew up — sometimes Levi’s, if he was lucky. Now, he distresses denim himself, using tools like

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EDMONTON – Argentina put on another offensive clinic while dominating the Virgin Islands 75-51 on Tuesday in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship at the Saville Community Sports Centre. Argentina used quick passes on offence, hypnotizing the Virgin Islands players before feeding the ball to its big centers for easy layups

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas women were arrested on domestic violence charges in separate incidents yesterday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The following are the two arrests as reported by the VIPD: On Monday August 10 at 10:30 a.m., Danielle E. Christopher, 26, of Vester Gade

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Virgin Islands captain Victoria Hamilton EDMONTON – The story of the Virgin Islands team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women won’t ever be made into a Hollywood movie, but theirs is an underdog tale the likes of which Alberta hasn’t seen since Cool Runnings. For every obstacle the

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police are investigating who shot a woman in the face near Hull Bay in St. Thomas Sunday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center on Sunday at 10 p.m. that a concerned citizen had spotted a

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 38-year-old Estate Tutu man was arrested on burglary charges in connection with an incident that happened last week, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Sean Stridiron was arrested at 2:13 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree burglary and unauthorized possession of a firearm, in

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           Leonard Warner of St. Thomas ATLANTA – Brookwood junior high school football player Leonard Warner is one of the top players for the Class of 2017 in the state of Georgia, but he currently has Alabama atop his list of schools on his personal Twitter page. Warner said the schools he

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Jews from Denmark first arrived on the white beaches of what is now St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — a tiny speck off the coast of Puerto Rico — in the mid-17th century. These were descendants of a Jewish population that had fled Spain for other parts

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