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MIAMI — NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that “the season has the potential to be extremely active.” In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent –

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MIAMI — The tropical wave Invest 99L has passed by the Virgin Islands and was 395 miles away from St. Croix as of 10 a.m. on Friday — further away than it was Thursday morning. It is now churning across the Atlantic has become better organized and could strengthen over

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 officers traveled to investigate an unauthorized use of a vehicle that occurred at an unknown time at Dollar-Thrifty Car Rental, St. Thomas. Police made contact with an employee who stated that four vehicles were removed from the property.   An All Point

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HIRED AGAIN: Veteran NBA executive Milt Newton of St. Thomas. MILWAUKEE — St. Thomas native Milt Newton has a job again in the NBA. This time he will be the assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced multiple additions to their staff on Wednesday, with the most

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Freep‘s 2017 Tropical Storm Watch Team continues to monitor Invest 99L which was 282 miles away from St. Croix at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Invest 99-L is still a very disorganized cluster of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Models do keep moving the system to the northern side

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away from St.

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BONEHEAD SOCIETY: Public Works Commissioner Gustav James stands to the right of Gov. Kenneth Mapp when Mapp-Potter Administration Cabinet officials were first announced. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Another prominent Mapp-Potter administration appointee has called it quits. This time it’s Public Works Commissioner Gustav James. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has

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ARRESTED: Caheem Johnson, 22, on St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained today pending further proceedings after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting U.S. Attorney, Joycelyn Hewlett said. Johnson made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller

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