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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC, which invests the retirement savings of Maine teachers, NFL football players and Mayo Clinic doctors, lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting on a troubled St. Croix oil refinery, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. Boston-based Arclight’s Energy

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department stepped up its enforcement of traffic regulations on the road near Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St. Croix this week. Police were looking for drivers who violate the law, including those not wearing their seat belts, speeding, driving while intoxicated and failing to

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Your Social Security Statement tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits. It also provides a record of your earnings history and other valuable information. And now it’s even better! We’ve added new fact sheets to accompany the online Statement.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating whether a St. Thomas man was pushed or jumped into the waters off of the St. Thomas waterfront downtown and then died Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call from a concerned citizen that “a male jumped into the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nation’s only Black governor has called out the Republican governor of Florida, saying Ron DeSantis’ bullying tactics with the cruise ship industry over proof of vaccinations for passengers is wrong on the science — and doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s School Food Authorities have announced details of the 2021 Summer Feeding Program.  St. Croix District  Families with children attending public and non-public schools may pick up meals, now through July 15, Mon.-Fri., from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or until supplies last:  Arthur

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its Public Assistance Program, awarded the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works $26,394,709 for eight road projects in both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John districts. The obligations will cover costs to rebuild

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled a female relative during an argument in Lower Love was arrested by police on Monday night, authorities said. Kevin Nelson Soto, 23, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 9:45 p.m. Monday on charges of second-degree assault-domestic Violence; simple assault & battery;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of throwing another man off a second-story balcony has been charged with attempted murder and related charges, authorities said. Rosier Smith, 37, of Contant, was arrested at 9 a.m. Monday on a charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and mayhem, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On June 7, at roughly 9 a.m.,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in St. Thomas on Sunday night has turned himself in, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Rafael A. Ledesma German, 31, of Nye Nordsidevej, surrendered to officers with the Traffic Investigation Bureau about 3:25 p.m. today, according

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