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CANCELLED CHECK FROM USA TO DENMARK FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CHRISTIANSTED – March 31st marks the 100th anniversary of the purchase of the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark. In 1917, the United States purchased the three islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John for $25 million in gold. This purchase

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We Grow Food, Inc. is hosting an historic event on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizers said that the “event is dedicated to the youth of the Virgin Islands with a focus on reducing and ceasing gun violence especially amongst our young

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HAPPY TIMES! The Pickled Greek’s owner Peter “Papi” Skrivanos (center) poses with customers in his restaurant. CHRISTIANSTED – If you didn’t get there before they closed their doors for good, you certainly missed out on a Mediterranean delight … right in your own backyard! If you did make it there before

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MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are awarded with support

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JAMMED INTO THE PRISON LIKE SARDINES: In an exclusive report, the Associated Press says that malnutrition is killing many inmates in Haiti’s main prison. PORT-AU-PRINCE — “Straight up: This is hell. Getting locked up in Haiti will drive you crazy if it doesn’t kill you first,” homicide suspect Vangeliste Bazile

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If you have a dog that won’t stop barking, it might be a good idea to dig out your Bob Marley records. A new study has shown that dogs relax when listening to reggae music. In the unusual study, scientists found Jamaican beats are their favorite type of music followed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands First Responders and Smith Bay Community Action Foundation will be having a Massive Clean-Up of the Frydenhoj Ball Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. “It is important for our young people to have a nice environment where they can engage

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MISSING: Natalie Domchenko CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are requesting the community’s assistance in locating a woman reported missing by her family. Natalie Domchenko, age 54, was last seen on Sunday, February 05, 2017 in the vicinity of Red Hook Ferry Dock, at roughly 8:00 p.m. Further Investigation revealed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services in collaboration with a number of organizations successfully collected data for the 2017 VI Continuum of Care on Homelessness Point-In-Time survey on Friday. On each island the project was spear-headed by different organizations: St. John Community Foundation on St. John, Methodist Training

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NARROWS IT DOWN: A police composite sketch of the accused East End St. Thomas serial rapist shows him to be a light-complected, stunted-short black man with a wide African nose. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said tonight that it is actively investigating a series of sexual

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