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CHRISTIANSTED —  Attorney Akeel St. Jean has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce. St. Jean, 31, has replaced former chairman Ryan Nelthropp, and will serve a two-year term. “It was a surprise, actually, they called me and said we really think

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BUKA, Papua New Guinea — Diving a wreck can be an exciting adventure: You never know what you might discover. In the case of Tracy Wildrix, though, he had a pretty good idea of what he might find during an expedition in Papua New Guinea: Amelia Earhart’s plane. Earhart and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department worked with the local government to ensure that street lights are working in a St. Thomas east end neighborhood. The VIPD joined with St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator Avery Lewis to put the lights on in Smith Bay this week. Police are betting

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Johnny Alberto Martinez died in St. Croix on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Martinez was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Alberto Martinez Jr.; father, Celedonio Martinez; mother, Carmen Martínez; and brothers, Josue Martínez and Celestino Martinez. He was survived by his daughter, J’Lene Martinez; brothers, Jose M., Ismael, William,

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Melonita Newton Strain, a devoted wife, mother and pastor, was born in New York City, New York, on November 12, 1935. She died March 11, 2021. Melonita is one of four children born to the union of Edwardo Newton and Mariel Newton. Her father was a master builder of many

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) said it “continues to progress,despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have affected employee morale,wellness, and work-life balance at correctional agencies nationwide.” Director Wynnie Testamark said she will continue to focus on supporting BOC staff by offering increased

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Education, Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education will host a series of activities to commemorate Virgin Islands History Month in March. For this year’s celebration, the theme is “There Is Virgin Islands History All Around Us,” which seeks to “bring focus to

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I want to update you about how things are going at the Social Security Administration. About a year ago, I took the unprecedented step to close our offices to the public. I did this to keep our employees and you—the public we serve—safe. As we enter year two of the

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JACKSONVILLE — The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center is announcing a new website for residentsof the U.S. Virgin Islands in conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week. The new website can be found at usvipoisoncontrol.org and features information on home safety, outdoor hazards, as well as ways for residents to order free

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents on St. John from 8 a.m. to noon – beginning March 20 — on every Saturday through the end of April at the DeCastro Clinic. Additionally, the Community Vaccination Center on St. Thomas has extended its

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