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NEW YORK — Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), says she is disappointed that former President Barack Obama did not posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey before leaving office. On his last day in office on Thursday, Obama commuted the sentences of 330 individuals. Garvey was convicted for mail fraud

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THE VALLEY — In 1967, when Britain was shedding the vestiges of its empire, Ronald Webster emerged as the George Washington of the tiny island of Anguilla — in reverse. He plotted a revolution to embrace the mother country rather than to break with it. London nation-builders had envisioned an independent federation

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that the Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project, through a collaboration with the Territorial Archives. The joint collaboration with the Danish National

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Jevon Williams (left) and John Canegata. WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump met with the U.S. Senate today to bring awareness to critical issues facing the territory. Leading the delegation in meeting with the Republican majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy

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DEAD AT 80: HERBERT KAPLAN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Herbert Kaplan, 80, the manager of several restaurants in Washington who retired in 2011 as general manager of Bistro Bis in the Kimpton George Hotel near Capitol Hill, died Dec. 8 at a medical center in Lafayette, Colo. The cause was a

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DEAD AT 82: Roy Innis NEW YORK — Roy Innis, a politically-conservative civil rights leader who tussled philosophically — and physically, in one memorable televised encounter involving the Rev. Al Sharpton — with other activists during an embattled, decades-long tenure at the helm of the Congress of Racial Equality, died

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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Carolyn Carter (above) will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe Contest. MANILA, Philippines – Candidates for the 65th Miss Universe pageant are starting to arrive in the country — including the beautiful local woman hoping to make the whole territory proud! This weekend

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EZRA NAUGHTON WASHINGTON — The Rev. Dr. Ezra A. Naughton, 90, an Episcopal priest, academician and teacher who retired in 2012 after five years as priest in charge at the Church of the Holy Communion in Southeast Washington, died Nov. 22 at his home in D.C. The cause was a

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IN CUSTODY: MICHAEL ORTIZ FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for the rape of of his own 14-year-old daughter turned himself into police without incident early Christmas Eve morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 24, 2016 about 2:30 a.m, Michael Ortiz, 30, turned himself

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A boat captain with 25 years experience running marine businesses has added another tow boat to the options available to the marine community here. Capt. Robert Manley, a maritime jack-of-all-trades, got his sea legs as a youngster fishing off the New Jersey coast. After several years of

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