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CHRISTIANSTED — Republican party nominees for federal and territorial offices will be selected at a territorial convention on June 11, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The decision to opt-out of the taxpayer-funded primary election was made during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee on Friday after

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CHRISTIANSTED – Five beaches in the territory have failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that the Buccaneer beach, Grapetree Bay and the Frederiksted public beach on St. Croix

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vice President Joe Biden chaired the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The Summit, which gathered Caribbean and Central American heads of government and energy ministers, multilateral development banks, the private sector, and other international partners, caps off the work of the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 31-year-old Puerto Rico native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to attempting to smuggle Brazilian nationals into the territory last year. Angel De Jesus Marrero pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas on Tuesday to encouraging and inducing aliens to illegally enter

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is under fire in the national news from conservative groups who argue that he is “targeting” conservative and libertarian organizations for their political beliefs on climate change. Dozens of groups claim that Walker’s subpoena, first issued in March, unfairly seeks to penalize them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were shot, one of them fatally as he exited a restroom at the Carnival Village early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired near the Fort Christian parking lot rest rooms,

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SAN DIEGO — In the same year that former Miami Dade College player Mike Piazza made the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Sharks program has sent yet another player to the major leagues. Jabari Blash, who played for MDC in 2009 and 2010 as a raw prospect, made his MLB

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By DAVINA “DAYVEE” SUTTON/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS FREDERIKSTED — Like Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. territories. Many mainland Americans are aware of this. However, they don’t know the history of the islands, especially its slavery past. Though the slaves were treated cruelly, they had numerous

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he is working together with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to bring healthcare for local veterans to the territory’s two hospitals. The goal is to relocate our two vets clinics to Juan F. Luis Hospital and Roy L. Schneider

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old man who was charged last year with illegal gun possession and stealing a vehicle was shot and killed in Kirwan Terrace housing community early Thursday morning, according to the V.I. Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report about 1:26 a.m. on April 28

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