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By WESLEY “WES THE BEST” SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist You May Fold Under Pressure! Our Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett recently delivered a knock out punch on Capital Hill. Department of Education spokesperson Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Congresswoman Plasket for over three hours. Harris is involved in some

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Danny Harris testifying before he collapsed WASHINGTON — Strong questioning by Rep. Stacey Plaskett and other U.S. lawmakers caused the Education Department’s chief information officer to physically collapse in the middle of his testimony on Tuesday. Danny Harris was undergoing grueling questioning from Plaskett and others about his work on

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SAN JUAN – Seven people have been arrested after Customs officials in Puerto Rico found 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship just as it was getting ready to set sail. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that a canine doing cabin inspections aboard the

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Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis WASHINGTON – Nine months after the Zika virus was first discovered in South America, international health organizations are still struggling with how to confront what appears to be the largest global public health crisis since Ebola decimated eastern Africa in 2014. U.S. researchers have blasted the

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EMBATTLED: Hugo Hodge Jr. CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said it worked all night and into the morning today as part of a clean-up effort to remove 50 gallons of oil that seeped into the ocean in front of its Estate Richmond plant. WAPA Acting Chief

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 TRUDEAU’S NAVY: HMCS Summerside HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — HMCS Moncton and Summerside sailed out of Halifax harbor on Wednesday headed for the warmer waters of the Caribbean. The two ships will be part of Operation CARIBBE 2016, a multinational campaign to fight drug smuggling in the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean.

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ST. JOHN’S – Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Thursday announced that effective April, personal income tax will be abolished in its entirety in Antigua and Barbuda. Browne made the announcement in his presentation of the 2016 Budget said this was a promise made to the people of Antigua and Barbuda

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                    Gov. Kenneth Mapp Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which means all federal and territorial government offices are closed. The day celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is Jan. 15. The holiday is observed on the

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BVI Customs Commissioner Wade Smith ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – At least $250,000 has been recovered by British Virgin Islands customs officials within the last few months for failing to properly declare the funds at the territory’s sea and air ports, according to Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith. Smith told

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By WESLEY J. SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist Will the real Granny Mapp please stand up! Sadly, once again we see an example of a government official verbally attacking another. This is not the first time and ceratinly not the last. However, usually we see these type of attacks during an

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