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WASHINGTON— A Congressman from Ohio said on Sunday that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 991, the bipartisan extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA). Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup, of Ohio, and Democratic Congresswoman Terri Sewell, of Alabama, sponsored the legislation, which extends the expiring Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership

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CHRISTIANSTED — As part of his Healthier Horizons Initiative, Governor Albert Bryan today launched the USVI Telehealth Provider Survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings. Telehealth includes options such as video doctor visits and remote patient

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CRUZ BAY — A man in a company vehicle led police on a high speed chase around St. John Friday afternoon after firing a weapon in the direction of a person, authorities said. Rashad A. Creque, 24, of Contant, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Friday and charged with illegal discharge

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating reports of multiple shooting incidents that left one woman dead and four people injured on Friday night. The 911 Emergency Call Center received multiple calls from concerned citizens of shots fired near the corner of King and Market Streets in downtown Frederiksted about 10:18 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is gearing up for tourists, expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a shooting in Smith Bay that left three men injured on Saturday evening, police and social media said. The shooting took place about 6:00 p.m. Saturday, according to a post in a Facebook group about St. Thomas. “What’s happening in Smith Bay? the person

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the territory’s low-income residents; especially its seniors. To lift their spirits and help them stay sanitized against COVID-19, the Virgin Islands Housing Authority on Friday distributed CARES packages to the 65 senior residents of the Lucinda Millin Home on St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Water hazards are something to watch out for on a golf course. But in academics, a water hazard is a place to be explored, not avoided. Because in academia, the whole world is your oyster. So it is only fitting that local scholars made a breakthough discovery

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WASHINGTON — In the much-anticipated release of its 2021 edition, U.S. News & World Report published its Best Colleges report ranking the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) number seven among the top U.S. public schools in the category of Regional Colleges in the southern region. Among all southern Regional Colleges, UVI ranked 36 and received a ranking of 36 on the Social Mobility measure.  “We are very pleased

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) accepted four new gifts from the Bennie & Martha Benjamin Foundation (Benjamin Foundation) that it said “will bolster the university’s School of Nursing program and improve delivery of health services to students, faculty and staff in light of the current COVID-19

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