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COKI POINT BEACH: This St. Thomas beach has failed water quality testing in two out of the last three weeks, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). People are urged to avoid it and 10 other beaches territory-wide. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eleven beaches in the territory failed

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  ARRESTED: Gabriel Delgado, 19 CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of grabbing a woman by her hair, dragging her to the ground, punching her, biting her on her cheek and then stealing her smart phone was arrested by police on Wednesday. Gabriel Delgado, 19, of St. Thomas

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DISNEY VERSION: Of Señor Sapo, a child favorite and now an educational character brought to you and your children by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SAN JUAN —  Señor Sapo is coming! Señor Sapo is coming! Just who is this Señor Sapo? Well, read on gentle reader … Sr. Sapo is a very

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HEALTHY, HAPPY BABIES: A child in Winston-Salem, North Carolina relishes playing with a toy stroller as part of the national Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Maternal Child Health & Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eight people have graduated from the Department of Health’s (DOH) Virgin Islands Nurse-Family

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MEETING OF THE MINDS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he was able to secure $704,000 from the federal government to improve the infrastructure of the territory. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula and other officials met with Gov. Kenneth Mapp to discuss issues facing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all the rest in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified and

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GIFT OF GAB: Gov. Kenneth Mapp was careful not to mention violent crime spiraling out of control in the territory nor the number of people fleeing the Virgin Islands due to a lack of meaningful employment and entertainment options. SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Political status, the minimum wage, economic opportunities and St.

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HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: The V.I. Department of Health is joining with other government health organizations around the region to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage more people to get tested. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health recognizes Thursday, June 8th, 2017, as Caribbean/American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is an

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BULLET HOLES AND BURGERS: It’s the wild, wild west in East Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas where teen-age gunmen are allowed to open fire on innocent civilians on a tropical island where justice doesn’t just take a back seat to lawlessness … it’s not even allowed to enter the courtroom. CHARLOTTE

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS – PART FIVE By JOHN F. McCARTHY V.I. Free Press Reporter To take over Jeffrey Prosser’s Innovative Communications Corporation (ICC) the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (RTFC/CFC) needed a rogue operator who could hold public hearings on all three Virgin Islands

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