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If you have a dog that won’t stop barking, it might be a good idea to dig out your Bob Marley records. A new study has shown that dogs relax when listening to reggae music. In the unusual study, scientists found Jamaican beats are their favorite type of music followed

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Randall “Doc” James Racetrack in St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has submitted to the Legislature his proposal to amend the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Industry Assistance Act of 2010. In his letter of transmittal to Senate President Myron Jackson, Mapp said that the 31st

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HYBRID UBER WEED: American Superman Hunter S. Thompson might soon have his own strain of marijuana, among other things … ASPEN — For years, marijuana growers have approached Anita Thompson, the widow of Gonzo American journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, to put her late husband’s name on their weed. “I

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  JAMAICAN MASH-UP: Aftermath of a bus crash in Falmouth that left one person dead and three others wounded. KINGSTON — It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for a group of Royal Caribbean passengers and now they’re suing the cruise line for an excursion that turned deadly for one traveler. Eight passengers

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    BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Carolyn Carter (above) will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe Contest. MANILA, Philippines – Candidates for the 65th Miss Universe pageant are starting to arrive in the country — including the beautiful local woman hoping to make the whole territory proud!

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SAN JUAN – Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory. Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit.

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GEORGE TOWN — Norman, the brown booby bird might have logged the most unlikely air miles in aviation history. The red-footed brown booby, a native to tropical zones, was discovered on a southern English beach on September 4, some 5,000 (8,000 kilometers) from his nearest Caribbean habitat. It was the

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U.S. Attorney Ronald “Happy-Go-Lucky” Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring a free movie night for people with disabilities — five days before Christmas in St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote the remediation work

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience

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ON THE BALLS: Gov. Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following much discussion and deliberation the membership of the St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has made the decision to cancel the 33rd Annual Agriculture and Food Fair “based on logistical and numerous other challenges. A meeting

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