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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Lottery has modernized in recent years, but enforcement has been virtually nonexistent, according to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Friday. Executive Director Raymond Williams said with the help of staff, “we have gone from an antiquated and outdated manual draw process to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands announced this week that it has achieved a major milestone, joining a national network of at least 450 accredited land trusts across the United States. “Accreditation demonstrates TVIL’s commitment to permanent land conservation in the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Carlos Tesitor, president

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senators in Tuesday’s legislative session shared condolences for Senator Milton Potter’s brother, who recently died of COVID-19, and Senator-at-Large Steven Payne detailed the effects he’s still feeling five months after contracting the virus. Potter was excused from the session following the death of his brother, Vivian Edwardson

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SUNNY ISLE — The Health Department confirmed this weekend that a 67-year-old St. Croix woman is the latest victim of COVID-19 in the territory, bringing the death toll to 37 since the pandemic began. The seven-day test positivity rate is nearly five percent after another 60 people tested positive on

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MIAMI — U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said this weekend only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five

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BOGOTA — Some 9,000 migrants are stranded in a Caribbean municipality in Colombia amid a surge of people passing through on their way to north America following the re-opening of international borders post-lockdown, the Colombian migration agency said. The irregular migrants – who are mostly Haitians but also include Venezuelans

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HAVANA — COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world’s highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today. Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the last week,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A male nurse with no criminal history is facing significant prison time after police say they found illegal guns in his apartment at Oswald Harris Court, as first reported in the Daily News. E’Jaiey Grant, 24, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of

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Back in 2019, millions of people were planning or dreaming of trips overseas or in their own country for the following year. Then the pandemic struck and travel plans were shelved. Very few people realized that it would be at least 2021 before they could think about going on vacation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men are claiming to be Arawak warriors in a bid to avoid jail time, as first reported in the Daily News. This controversy over indigenous affiliations has came to the forefront at Superior Court on St. Thomas recently, as two men say their rights

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