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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix native Horace Clarke, a switch-hitting second baseman for the New Yankees from 1965-74, died Wednesday at 81. Although never viewed as a star player, Clarke became the fifth of 16 Virgin Islanders to play Major League Baseball. The career .256 hitter never hit more than six

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Countries across the Caribbean are preparing to adopt or strengthen their data protection legislation in order to guarantee individual privacy rights and safeguard personal data, while creating an enabling environment for data sharing and e-government in the subregion. The benefits of implementing internationally aligned data protection and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s nominees for seats on the Virgin islands Superior Court — Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews and Assistant Attorney General Sigrid Tejo — have decades of experience in all aspects of the legal system, and they each havesuccessful careers as prosecutors for the U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islanders will have expanded options for TV entertainment in the form of “Viya TV+.” Video user experience specialist Mirada has launched its Iris multiscreen in the Caribbean with Viya. It will deliver linear and on-demand content to internet connected media players, iOS, Android devices and web clients.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said that it is closing the Knud Hansen Complex after two employees recently tested positive for COVID-19. “Two employees from two different facilities have tested positive,” DHS spokeswoman Michelle Francis told the Virgin Islands Free Press today.  “Contact tracing and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said today that businesses, boaters and unmasked individuals are violating health and safety guidelines and contributing to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases here. Appearing at his weekly news briefing on St. Croix, Bryan pointed to local social events where people brazenly

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is notifying the residents of St. John that they are experiencing “major electrical issues” at the Leander Jurgen Command in St. John. “Those issues make it necessary to run the building’s generator all day and night,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “We are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia man who went missing Thursday afternoon was found early the next day on the shoreline at Cabrita Point on the far eastern end of St. Thomas, authorities said. Robert James Holliday Jr.’s girlfriend reported him missing to the 911 Emergency Call Center at 7:58 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) is announcing that sandbags and sand will be distributed territory-wide on Thursday August 13. The bags will also be made available to residents whose property is susceptible to flooding on Tuesday August 18. “Normally, we issue sandbags and sand only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House issued the following statement on Friday in response to information circulated about plans to renew COVID restrictions on businesses and other community activities: “Neither Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Government House nor the administration’s COVID-19 Task Force have made any official announcements concerning beach closures, added restrictions to restaurants’

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