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Fingerprint ID Banking Technology Coming To The Virgin Islands
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bank of America said Tuesday a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs will make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally. The new updates include the introduction of fingerprint and Touch ID sign-in, in addition to the

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DPNR Asks People Affected By Red Mud Removal To Attend Meeting
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Arial view of the red mud removal project FREDERIKSTED – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said it will hold a town hall meeting next week on the red mud removal work being done at the St. Croix Renaissance site. DPNR’s Division of Environmental Protection will hold the public

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Daring Daylight Robbers Leave Main Street Jewelry Store With Cash and Jewelry
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Main Street jewelry store was robbed in broad daylight Monday morning and the daring robbers left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 11:42 a.m. Monday to 3G’S

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Man Arrested For Strangling and Kidnapping Woman
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CHRISTIANSTED – A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested for allegedly strangling a woman and holding her against her will Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said that William Thelusma of Estate Morning Star was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence. No

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27-Year-Old Man Shot In The Head Near Four Winds Plaza
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old man was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle near Four Winds Plaza that came under gunfire in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were alerted at 5:20 a.m. Sunday September 13 that a man was

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Anti 'Kleptocracy' Squads To Become More Active In The Caribbean
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                 David Duran of Petrotiger ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – New anti-corruption squads will extend the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather evidence and enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Earlier this year, the Federal

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Hess Oil Sells South Shore Port Terminal For $184 Million
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CHRISTIANSTED — HOVENSA LLC, a joint venture between Hess and Venezuela’s PDVSA, said on Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell its terminal assets for $184 million to Limetree Bay Holdings LLC. The buyer is an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on energy

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Proposed New Owner For South Shore Refinery Plans To Turn It Into A Storage Facility
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Hess Oil’s Lorrie Hecker CHRISTIANSTED – The new buyer of the Hovensa refinery intends to scrap plans to operate the complex as a refinery, instead rebooting the troubled St. Croix-based asset as a storage facility with 15 million barrels of operable capacity, sources said Monday. Limetree Bay Holdings, a subsidiary

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V.I. Government Tries To Get $1.5 Billion From Hess Oil Through Civil Lawsuit
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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands government on Monday sued American oil company Hess Corp. for at least $1.5 billion, alleging that the firm abandoned a massive oil refinery it had pledged to run through the year 2022. Within hours of the filing, the Hess subsidiary that owns the refinery announced that it

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Major League Baseball Will Return To Puerto Rico in 2016 As A Tribute To Roberto Clemente
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Roberto Clemente of Puerto Rico SAN JUAN – For the first time since 2010, it appears regular-season baseball will return to Puerto Rico in 2016. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins will play all or part of a four-game series in

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