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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas Senator Marvin Blyden has issued a letter to Senate President Novelle Francis requesting that he schedule an immediate meeting of the Committee of the Whole to discuss issues surrounding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. Senator Blyden expressed his concerns about the risks the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Juwon Cordelle Potter, a citizen of the British Virgin Islands, was charged with destroying a record or tangible object with the intent to impede a federal investigation and with knowingly and willfully entering the United States at a time and place other than as designated by Immigration

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Writer (TCW) announces a call for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.” Submissions that explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora are desired. The Caribbean Writer invites submissions “that explore this theme

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Two American tourists were seriously injured while snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands after a marine accident on Friday, authorities said. One man was killed. John Lagrassa, 58, of Massapequa, New York died after being run over by a powerboat near Guana Island in the BVI,

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SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Karen slowed to a tropical depression as it made its way towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update, Karen’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 35

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas boat captain is accused of trying to deceive U.S. Customs and Border Security agents that two illegal St. Lucian men aboard his vessel had just gone for a day sail to the BVI and come right back again. Kalik Aaron, 22, Arkim Clersaint, 20,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It didn’t take Abilene Christian University long to warm up to playing in St. Thomas. In the first game for the reigning Southland Conference champions, ACU handily dispatched the British Virgin Islands national team 81-44. Hayden Howell, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, led the Wildcats in scoring with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ best athletes are working hard to make it to next year’s Olympics in Japan. One man who stands a good chance to qualify is boxer Deion Pruitt, who was once trained by St. Thomas native and former boxing world champion Julian Jackson. Should Pruitt,

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