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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Legal Assistance Program received $368,059 on Thursday as part of a 2014 settlement with Bank of America to help prevent home foreclosures and assistant in community development, according to someone familiar with the pact. Eric D. Green, independent monitor of Bank of America’s August 20, 2014,

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Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — Retired Spurs forward Tim Duncan has settled a lawsuit over an altered photograph showing him as an unpaid pitchman for a real estate agent with Keller Williams in Texas. Agent Robert Elder, who was the agent that repurposed a Duncan photo for the Realtor’s professional Facebook

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CRUZ BAY — Terminix has offered to pay $87 million to the Delaware family seriously sickened by a pesticide at a St. John resort last year, the company said in an earnings report on Thursday. About $3 million related to the family’s claims have already been paid, and a “tentative

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix-based Hummingbird Air has wings again. The small commuter airline based at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport was forced to suspend flights in November following a string of incidents involving its fleet of Beech C-99s. Hummingbird Air president Samuel Raphael says that his airline will be flying from

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Tim Duncan 1005 Faces SAN ANTONIO — The lawyer representing a Texas real estate firm that allegedly used Tim Duncan’s image without permission in a Facebook promotion says his clients’ actions were done without “bad intent.” But Duncan’s lawyer Michael D. Bernard pooh-poohed the suggestion, saying that the act was

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     Marketing Director Canika John CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the Territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones. Newly appointed Director of Marketing Canika John announced the 2016-2017 Family Reunion promotion, which includes a number of booking

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FILED SUIT: TIM DUNCAN SAN ANTONIO — Just four days after the his retirement announcement nearly broke the Internet, St. Croix’s Tim Duncan filed a lawsuit against two Texas real estate agents and the firm they work with saying they used his image without permission. Duncan, who hung up his

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At the opening of a two day Caribbean Homeland Security Conference and Training Event, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’d like to see more of a focus on being able to secure borders in the territory and Puerto Rico. Addressing an audience that included U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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                     Maho Bay in St. John NEW YORK — Two of our Virgin Islands rank high in an annual survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands ranked No. 1 in a survey of the best

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