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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When the investigation into Sarm Heslop‘s disappearance was just five days old, the Virgin Islands Police Department held a press conference in St. Croix touching on that issue and others. St. Croix Deputy Police Chief Sean Santos, Sr. was asked a question by Virgin Islands Daily News

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CHRISTIANSTED — If a Virgin Islander took a shot today — it was probably a Cruzan Rum shot — not the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s because the USVI has the third-lowest rate of coronavirus inoculations among the eight overseas American territories and freely-associated states. According to the latest statistics from the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9 trillion rescue package last week, providing for payments to qualifying individuals of up to $1,400, with payments to a qualifying family of four of $5,600. It is known as the American Rescue Plan.  People who make $75,000 or less a year are eligible

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands Division of Student Affairs on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are working with Ascendium’s Project Success to offer paid internship opportunities for students to complete their course requirements for graduation. The program will be administered through the Office

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and producer, Jonas Nosile wants the Haitian and Caribbean community to bring to life The Ransom. This new film dramatizes a difficult and tumultuous journey of human suffering and resiliency, throwing light on the brutality faced by Taíno and African slaves in Hispaniola, while ending on a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Reichhold Center for the Arts is launching a new project aimed at showcasing the artistic talents of Virgin Islanders. The concert series, dubbed RCA Sessions, will launch as a live streaming event on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. featuring local reggae band Dub Lab. Concert viewers will enjoy bi-monthly performances

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the motoring public that asphalt restoration related to the AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Deployment Project will result in partial road closures and lane closures from March 17 through March 26. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., work will be performed on

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it continues to search for two people who were reported missing recently. 80-year-old Michael “Dodor” Emmanuel was reported missing on February 19. Emmanuel is a Black male, standing around 5 feet 5 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Education, issued new Google Chromebook computers with carrying cases to winners of the 2020 Red Ribbon Week poster and essay contests. The contests were held as part of the annual Red Ribbon Week activities

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is striving to make booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments easier online for persons interested in getting vaccinated. One way to do so is by visiting the Virgin Islands National Guard website at https://vi.ng.mil/. Once there, simply click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway,

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