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COTTON VALLEY — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and fire officials are reminding those in charge of preparing the bird to beware of the hazards surrounding deep frying turkeys. Dunking the bird in hot cooking oil can make for a delicious dinner if done right, but as the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — People down on their luck now have a healthy alternative to life on the streets. Thanks to a new program that allows homeless people to leave the streets to bathe, eat and be groomed. The Collective Collaboration, Inc., a non-governmental organization, is helping homeless men and women to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Her battle with COVID-19 began in New York City, shifted to Connecticut and now has her in St. Thomas. That’s where Rachel Hartley currently helps to fight the coronavirus pandemic for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hartley, a 2015 Cedarville University (Ohio) nursing and 2020 Master of Science in Nursing alumna, arrived

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CHRISTIANSTED — A representative of the Virgin Islands Police Department heard some of the concerns of taxi drivers near the taxi stand downtown this weekend. Police Lt. Herminia Rivera, commander of the VIPD’s Christiansted district, met with Ferdinand “Mighty Pat” Samuel and other taxi drivers “to address their ongoing parking

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department updated the charges against a wanted St. Croix man on Wednesday. The VIPD is asking for the community’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Terrell “Inches” Johnson of Queen Street in Christiansted “He is wanted in connection with an assault and a burglary in separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — When vehicle drivers and passengers consistently use seatbelts, they save much more than the costs associated with hefty traffic citations, they save lives!  Seat belts, when worn correctly, reduce the risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes.  National Seat Belt Day, observed annually on November

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CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said he received a robotic call Tuesday saying there is a pending legal action against him and failure to return the call to discuss the matter may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant. If you receive a similar call, it is likely

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Having your twin sister as a battle buddy is hard to beat. And when two joined-at-the-hip U.S. Virgin Islanders team up — you know the advantage goes to the side they’re on. Sgt. Khalia and Spc. Khadia Baptiste, Army Reserve twins from St. Thomas, are currently serving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas diver is calling on local fishermen to stop catching parrotfish for people to eat here, saying the fishes daily behavior promotes healthy coral growth. Eladio Camacho of St. Thomas wrote a post on Facebook on Tuesday morning saying that “PARROTFISH ARE IMPORTANT!” “I feel

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor wishes to advise the public that the Christmas Season is fast approaching and there are those among us who seek to prey on those in the community whom they consider vulnerable. The VIPD receives numerous calls from victims that have been victimized through

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