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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is asking St. Thomas residents to refrain from using Mafolie Road tomorrow and Monday. “The road will be closed for 30-minute intervals throughout the workday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow the contractor to install 24-inch storm drain pipes,” DPW

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Whether you are a teenager contemplating the major you will want to take up in college or an adult on the verge of switching jobs, the world of tech is always open to people who are enthusiastic about innovation. There is no better time than now to take part in

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WASHINGTON — The chaos in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping his supporters into a frenzy with false allegations of fraud in the November 3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents U.S. democracy. Trump, who has refused

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SAN JUAN — With the holiday season ending, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are reiterating  their consumer alert for counterfeit and pirated goods with regard to online shopping.   The San Juan Field Office, which is responsible for multiple ports of entry in Puerto Rico

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas resident was charged with rape after a domestic violence incident, authorities said. Justin J.T. Diaz, 31 of Hospital Ground, was arrested at 2 p.m. today and charged with third-degree rape—domestic violence, unlawful sexual contact, disturbance of the peace by threats—domestic violence, simple assault—domestic violence

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CRUZ BAY — A Florida man on vacation with his family apparently drowned while snorkeling in St. John on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Nathaniel Outcalt, 47, of Venice, Florida drowned while snorkeling in Trunk Bay before 5:38 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Police were told that Outcalt,

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ROAD TOWN. Tortola — For the first time in 10 months, LIAT was flying again to the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean destinations. The beleaguered regional airline, which was threatened with liquidation earlier this year, has resumed service to Beef Island in Tortola. LIAT is also flying from Grantly

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, 31 miles north-northeast of the British Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The BVI earthquake occurred 42 miles north-northeast of Cruz Bay, 47 miles northeast of Charlotte Amalie, 79 miles north-northeast of St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED — On Tuesday, the Department of Public Works said its VITRAN St. Croix office will be closed until further notice. Today, DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius said “the entire Annas Hope Compound” would be closed “throughout the rest of the week.” “The Annas Hope Main Office is expected to reopen

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gordon “Butch” Stewart, a Jamaican hotelier who founded Sandals Resorts International, has died. He was 79. The Kingston-born businessman who enjoyed playing dominoes and began selling freshly caught fish at age 12 owned at least two dozen companies and was Jamaica’s largest non-government employer, according to a

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