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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas. Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers from across the territory wished the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands a Happy Thanksgiving today. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the blessings we have received throughout the year. Despite our challenges, we all have much to be grateful for,” St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) launched a Water Quality Education Program, with the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) piloting the program. The program, which began Monday, is expected to expand to include other high schools and middle schools in St. Thomas and St. Croix, in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019, a 35 and 28 percent increase, respectively, from the previous year. Of the total loans approved, 189 for $39 million were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former security guard pleaded for leniency but was still sentenced to 1.75 years in prison for stealing $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Shackled and dressed in a tan jumpsuit, Bougouneau maintained his innocence Thursday despite being

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SAN JUAN — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced on Friday. Olaf – named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more

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HAVANA — Cuba’s government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved. The program aims to identify steps to fight discrimination, broaden education on Cuba’s African legacy and start a public debate on racial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2019 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament beginning Friday in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The highly anticipated basketball tournament tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s games when Valparaiso University goes up against

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FREDERIKSTED — Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. (LSSVI) is pleased to announce that Plaza West Supermarket and the Hamed Family will host the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale to support Queen Louise Home for Children. Christmas trees will be on sale on November 30 and December

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CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner

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