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CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Denise George said tonight that the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) arrested a St. Croix resident who misrepresented himself as a licensed contractor to perform work repairs to a someone’s home. V.I. Department of Justice Special Agent Gisselle Quinones conducted a fraud investigation and executed

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Richard Evangelista revealed the findings of the latest territory-wide market basket survey. The market basket survey, completed on February 14, is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each

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MIAMI — Shares of cruise line operators fell on Friday after the U.S. Department of State said Thursday that U.S. citizens should “reconsider” traveling on cruise ships to or within Asia over concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has sickened more than 76,000 people worldwide. Carnival Corp. CCL, -1.91% was down 1.5%, Norwegian

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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MARIGOT — A dengue epidemic in several French Caribbean islands has claimed its second victim, officials said Wednesday. A 75-year-old French woman who traveled regularly to St. Martin died this month after contracting the mosquito-borne virus and being evacuated to Paris, according to a statement from the Regional Health Agency

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CHRISTIANSTED — The VIPD is asking for the community’s help to find 18-year-old Wayne Burke on St. Croix. Burke is wanted for first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Burke was identified as the

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SAN ANTONIO — St. Croix legend Tim Duncan has endorsed Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg for president. In a 30-second video that debuted today, Duncan said he is supporting Bloomberg in the 2020 U.S. presidential election “because of his work in 2017 to help the U.S. Virgin Islands recover.” Mike and

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Despite it being over two years since hurricanes struck St. John,  Caneel Bay Resort remains out of action. As highlighted by the New York Times, this led to the loss of job for seven percent of the island’s employed, creating a huge hole in the economy and shining a light on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the DLCA office located at Property & Procurement Building, 8201 Sub Base, Suite 1 closed at 3:00 p.m. today due to a lack of water in the building. Normal business hours shall resume tomorrow

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of unlicensed orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas. Two children were burned to death and 13

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