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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The only licensed nursing home in the territory has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a last-ditch effort to prevent the agency from shuttering the facility and moving residents to mainland facilities. Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas filed the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Canika John is the new Director of Marketing for the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, and Frances Williams-Augustin has been given new responsibility as Director of Visitor Experience for St. Croix. In making the announcements, Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that “Canika John has

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department today released the parking restrictions that will be in effect for the 2016 Carnival celebrations. The Fort Christian Parking Lot will be closed until May 9, 2016 and motorists that use the parking are directed towards the downtown area for parking. The

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A British lawyer and his wife have been left heartbroken after their young daughter was killed in a tragic accident while outside a nursery with her mother. Ellie Perkins died when the family car rolled backwards down a hill near a children’s nursery and struck

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MIAMI — Claudio Hidalgo joins Sprint as president of the Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region. Based in Miami, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on a warrant behind a Times Square convenience store today charging him with two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly chopping two dogs with a machete, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Ala Zatar was arrested in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Mean-hearted vandals destroyed seven toilets at two separate facilities at the Canegata Ballpark on Sunday night, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Five toilets were smashed at the northernmost restroom facility behind the concession stand — three in the ladies side and two on the men’s side.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Tired of watching Anthony Bourdain jet off to exotic locations around the globe and eating food from places you’re not sure you can afford to visit? Don’t have the $1,500 it costs to fly from the 10,185 miles from St. Croix to Vietnam? Well, Bourdain’s current favorite destination

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FREDERIKSTED — Virgin Islanders have much work to do as we begin our 99th year as a United States territory, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday. “Contemplating our history is important, however this must serve as a time to shape our future relationship with the Federal Government and to determine how

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hundreds of stakeholders across the United States Virgin Islands participated in customer service training sessions held by the Department of Tourism earlier this month. Sandra Husbands, CEO of Caribbean company Business Development Services, and Lisa Wynne Magnuson, Founder and President of The Virgin Islands Etiquette & Leadership Institute,

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