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CHRISTIANSTED — Republican party nominees for federal and territorial offices will be selected at a territorial convention on June 11, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The decision to opt-out of the taxpayer-funded primary election was made during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee on Friday after

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CHRISTIANSTED — VIGL Operations, LLC has been trying to obtain a Level 4 casino license for its Caravelle Hotel, which is to be opened in St. Croix. There are quite a few stipulations for obtaining a Level 4 casino license in the Christiansted and Frederiskted Enterprise Zones, which is where

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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Employee welfare should be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:45 a.m. Sunday about a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road, authorities said. Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated by

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By ANTON EDMUNDS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS HAVANA — Beyond the impact of the Zika virus, the opening of Cuba to U.S. travelers and the warnings of an economic slowdown by the International Monetary Fund and others, the Caribbean faces another phenomenon that poses a challenge to the status

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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two different service stations are tied for having the lowest price for gasoline on St. Croix, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Five Corners Service Station at 1-C Little Princesse and the In n’ Out Service Station at

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FREDERIKSTED – A 25-year-old man walking home in the early morning hours today was shot in the leg near the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police to the shooting in Estate Smithfield at 3:43 a.m. Sunday, according to the VIPD. Police said the man is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today signed a multi-million-dollar loan and grant agreement dedicated to building out geothermal technologies in the six countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean bloc. The funds, which will total $71.5 million, will be administered

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Historian George Tyson CHRISTIANSTED – A collection of slavery records available over the Internet could help thousands of people trace their families back to Africa through St. Croix, which is a former slave-trading hub in the Caribbean. The records, which went online at ancestry.com, already have helped Susan Samuel of

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