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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Crime is a booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With that in mind the U.S. Attorney’s Office is hiring more prosecutors for its offices in the territory, according to an advertisement in the Latin American Herald Tribune. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said Sunday that it is well aware of the people in St. Croix who are without electricity. WAPA said that portions of Estates Cotton Valley and Solitude began experiencing “an electrical service interruption” at 8:20 a.m. today. But WAPA said it

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Friday that HUD is allocating more than $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. From that allocation, $5,983,706 will go to the Virgin Islands Housing

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Committe Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Committee on Housing, Public Works and Waste Management met today in the Legislature on St. Thomas to take testimony about VITRAN, VITRAN Plus and Americans With Disabilities compliance by VITRAN. Committee Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden introduced testifiers including the Department of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands will welcome some of the world’s leading marathoners for a special cruise marathon next week. The USVI Department of Tourism and the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) are partnering with international adventure-travel company Z Adventures to host the St. Thomas Cruise Marathon, set

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FREDERIKSTED – Grove Place Weed & Seed cordially invites the residents of St. Croix to its upcoming, Community Town Hall Meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The Town Hall Meeting will be conducted at the Eulalie Rivera Elementary School located in Estate Grove Place at 5:30

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 67-year-old California woman died after scuba diving near the Columbus Landing Site in St. Croix on Monday morning, according to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call at 11:29 a.m. on Monday asking that an ambulance be sent for an unresponsive woman who had been

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         FOUND DEAD: Shem Sankitts FREDERIKSTED – A 28-year-old man with a history of mental problems was found hanged to death from a tree in Estate Two Williams this afternoon, according to police. Police said an active search for Shem Sankitts had been underway since Friday when

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             Gregory Nelson GREENWOOD, S.C. – When Gregory Nelson started dancing with F.I.Y.A. Dance University three years ago, he was quiet and kept to the back row. This December, he rose above his fellow dancers during the Greenwood Christmas Parade when he performed on 3-foot-tall

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By Wesley Small/V.I. Free Press Columnist I have worked in the news business for nearly 30 years during my broadcasting career. I started at WABC-TV (Eyewitness News) in New York city. Besides murder, domestic violence cases always sickened me. I can’t believe that I am still reporting on this issue

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