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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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CHRISTIANSTED — As part of his Healthier Horizons Initiative, Governor Albert Bryan today launched the USVI Telehealth Provider Survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings. Telehealth includes options such as video doctor visits and remote patient

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WASHINGTON — In the much-anticipated release of its 2021 edition, U.S. News & World Report published its Best Colleges report ranking the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) number seven among the top U.S. public schools in the category of Regional Colleges in the southern region. Among all southern Regional Colleges, UVI ranked 36 and received a ranking of 36 on the Social Mobility measure.  “We are very pleased

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Throughout the month of October, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) will commemorate National Energy Awareness Month with several activities.  The month kicked off with “Back to the Basics: Renewable Energy 101,” on October 7, from noon to 1 p.m.   Throughout the rest of the month, a series of energy related webinars will be held to educate in the community about energy for the household or small

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Cruises has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Florida federal court over allegations that the company failed to disclose decreased bookings due to the global pandemic early in the year and oversold its ability to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus aboard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) said today a virtual public hearing will be held to hear community concerns about a pending application for a Tavern Keeper A liquor license to conduct the proposed business activity listed as” 1st floor bar sales of alcoholic

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