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BAD BEACH WARNING: Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — Three beaches on St. Croix and one in St. Thomas failed water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that the

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GUILTY PLEA: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eleven people admitted in federal court that they participated in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation between St. Thomas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Five defendants pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, U.S.

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Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing project on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront in St. Thomas. It has been the scene of multiple shooting deaths, including of unwitting tourists who have wandered by there at night, in the last 25 years. Former Sen. Celestino A. White, the former “King of St. Thomas,”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said today that they got reports of shots fired near Ross Taarneberg by the Charlotte Amalie High School about 9:06 p.m. on Monday. When police arrived on the scene described to dispatchers they found two Hispanic men lying on a dark roadway by the bushes and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says that it is currently investigating a rape that occurred early today. The woman said that as she was leaving her residence to go to work at 5:25 a.m. today, an unknown black man ran up to her and pointed a

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S. Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A shaken motorist told police that he had been the victim of a gunpoint carjacking near Red Hook on Monday night. The man said that he was walking in the area of Red Hook in the vicinity of the Fruit Stand when a masked man came running

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WASHINGTON — The first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response by the countries of the region to prevent, detect and treat those who need it. The

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.”   CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is

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