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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman died from a stroke brought on by high blood pressure, a police autopsy has determined. Nyla Peele, 47, was brought to the Schneider Regional Medical Center on July 10 where doctors said she had suffered some type of brain injury, the Virgin Islands

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SAN JUAN — The Arecibo radio telescope, the Puerto Rican observatory made even more famous for its part in the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye, began receiving a mysterious signal May 12 during an observation of Ross 128, Business Insider Science reports. The so-called red dwarf star appeared to be the point of

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A monkey stares out from its enclosure at the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Danica Coto/AP SAN JUAN — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As of 8

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TOLEATHA CALLWOOD (PHOTO COURTESY: Mugshots.com) WEST PALM BEACH — A Florida appeals court has remanded a Virgin Islands divorce case involving the value of a property in St. Thomas. Calvin Callwood filed an appeal in the 4th District Court of Appeal in a case involving Toleatha Callwood, 43, after a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said on Friday afternoon that three beaches in St. Thomas and two on St. John are not

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PHOTO IN QUESTION: One of the photos (censored) of Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett that was allegedly leaked to the Internet by two of her own staffers in her congressional office in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former employees of V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett have

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man learned today that he will serve six years in prison for having a gun handy during a drug deal. N’kel Morton, 23, of Mariendahl, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense,

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands a $250,000 grant for the development and implementation of a 2017 Consumer Price Index (CPI). U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presented the grant award to Gov. Kenneth Mapp during their

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