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Somebody asked on social media today if $51.00 is too much to pay for about seven pounds of oxtail? Well, it depends where you are buying the oxtails from and who you ask, as the Virgin Islands Free Press found out. The store in question, King’s Food Market in Richmond,

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WASHINGTON — Broadband VI was the winning applicant for the Virgin Islands contract. The company, founded in St. Croix, will receive $84.5 million of funding over the next decade toward the cost of providing service to 46,039 locations. “Today’s announcement is a big win for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said

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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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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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BASSETERRE — The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis recently reopened for international tourism, welcoming travelers from the United States and around the world. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis announced that the country has withdrawn from the “Caribbean bubble”, which means travellers from all CARICOM Member States are now part of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former St. Thomas bank employee is accused of issuing debit cards in customers’ names and then withdrawing money without their knowledge to buy things in the territory and then in Florida where she relocated. Natasha Seetaram, 37, of Jacksonville, was arrested for bank fraud, aggravated identity

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What’s your tipple of choice during lockdown? In America, it’s gin. But in the U.K., it’s rum. While bars have had to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though some are mixing cocktails for takeout, sales of alcohol from retail outlets are much higher this year. And while beer and

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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the stage for the return of U.S. cruising with the release today of a detailed series of requirements that could put ships back in operation in the coming months. The decision from the CDC to let its no-sail order expire

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PUEBLO, Colorado — Responsible scientific reviews in the United States and abroad conclude that marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens. Prolonged marijuana use is causally associated with pulmonary problems, dependence, and some mental health problems. Marijuana use is correlated in troubling ways with a wide variety of other debilitating behavioral, mental,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs enforcement officer got 3.4 years in prison for blackmailing an illegal migrant for sex two years ago, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, formerly of DLCA, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for Travel Act bribery and solicitation

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