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ATLANTA — The CDC says it’s making progress in the investigation into vaping lung injuries and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this weekend that vitamin E acetate, in combination with THC may be to blame for the national outbreak of e-cigarette lung injuries. THC is the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police have arrested a Trinidad native who left St. Croix after a series of sexual assault-robberies four months ago once he was interviewed by police. Terrance “Josh” Vidale, 34, a resident of Estate Glynn was extradited from Washington, D.C. and arrested about 2:39 p.m. on October 30 on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves designed to encourage economic development under the aegis of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.  The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on October 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police are investigating an armed robbery of a discount store that happened in La Grande Princesse on Saturday afternoon. A woman told St. Croix police that “a tall black male with a mask over his head” came in to Super Dollar Store at Five Corners and put a

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WASHINGTON — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Director Nik Pula will be in the U.S. Virgin Islands next week from November 12 – 14, the U.S. Interior Department said. Domenech and Pula will be on St. Croix and St.

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FREDERIKSTED — A road repair project has reduced traffic to a single lane near the Cruzan Rum Distillery in Estate Diamond west. Striping work on Federal Route 64/Cruzan Rum Road, across from West Airport Road, continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Tuesday. The St. Croix project is estimated

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SAN JUAN — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on wealthy men.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines daily flight between Miami and St. Croix for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The extra flight will begin November 23 to 25 and November 30 to December 2, bringing a “welcome boost” to St.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Offerings of the dynamic and diverse culinary heritage of St. Croix are being prepared, served and celebrated this month with the return of “Dine St. Croix” to the Big Island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Tourism said. Tourism said that the culinary event, originally known

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SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to

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