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By KELVIN DENNIE/St. Croix Taxi Driver Dear Editor: As a taxi driver in the territory for over 30 years, I cannot remain quiet after this second attempt to deny me the right of accepting the form of payment I choose. The mandatory language spoils the whole intent of the bill.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands First Lady Yolanda Bryan has partnered with the Department of Education to host the 2019 Shadow A Chef Enrichment Program. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 21, at the Charlotte Amalie High School Auditorium and Cafeteria and on Thursday, August 22, at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We From Upstreet, Inc. presents a benefit concert for “our brother, friend and fellow musician” Clifton “Cliff” Finch.  It’s called: “Music for the Heart,” and is scheduled for August 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Emancipation Garden. Performances include Louis Taylor & Friends, Tommy Pilgrim, Ras Abijah,

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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Operations Celwin Walwyn is bringing M.A.G.I.C. to the territory.  The M.A.G.I.C. program stands for Mentoring, Advising, Guiding, Instructing and Children.  This 10-week program is aimed towards 5th grade students. The program is designed to provide

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bookkeeper admitted in federal court that she stole $85,510 in charitable donations intended for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in 2014 and 2015. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix pled guilty on July 26 in U.S. District Court to one count of federal program

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CHRISTIANSTED — Our northeast St. Croix port town will come alive with the sound of music tonight when Community Music Inc. puts on its monthly Jazz in the Park concert. The concert will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to engage the community’s youths and families territory-wide by providing several enrichment programs and work ethics and entrepreneurship skills for hundreds of youths ages five through 17 during the summer months.   Through the Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau, several programs are conducted which includes the Summer Enrichment Program, Police Athletic League, Drug Education for Youth one Week Residential Camp, the PAL Mentoring

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm, together with Senior Litigation Counsel Howard Stewart of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Environmental Crimes Section, were awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service today at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Building. Chisholm, a 28-year

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