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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners LLC, which invests the retirement savings of Maine teachers, NFL football players and Mayo Clinic doctors, lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting on a troubled St. Croix oil refinery, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. Boston-based Arclight’s Energy

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Your Social Security Statement tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits. It also provides a record of your earnings history and other valuable information. And now it’s even better! We’ve added new fact sheets to accompany the online Statement.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nation’s only Black governor has called out the Republican governor of Florida, saying Ron DeSantis’ bullying tactics with the cruise ship industry over proof of vaccinations for passengers is wrong on the science — and doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter on

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CRUZ BAY — A charity fundraiser for a Good Samaritan is almost halfway to its $50,000 goal to raise money for a St. John resident who was left partially paralyzed in a brutal attack about 10 days ago. Rupert Gervin Walters, 46, is wanted for a third-degree assault that occurred

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SAN FRANCISCO — This was not the kind of start Alexandra Swayne envisioned for her first U.S. Women’s Open. The St. Thomas resident struggled on the notoriously tough Lake Course at the Olympic Club in Thursday’s opening round, finishing with a 6-over-par 77 to sit far down the leaderboard. Teeing

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15. On this day, and throughout the month, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people. Social Security imposter scams are widespread across the United States. Scammers use sophisticated tactics

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WASHINGTON — America’s diversity is and always has been the defining strength of our Nation — in every generation, our society, spirit, and shared ambitions have been refreshed by wave after wave of immigrants seeking out their American dream.  Throughout our history, Caribbean Americans have brought vibrant cultures, languages, traditions,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following 34th Legislature’s approval of Bill No. 34-0021, which sought to assign a “turnaround” company to oversee the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Board, the Fitch Ratings service on Monday issued a statement that the bond market does not want to upgrade WAPA’s rating because of the

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) for 2019, in addition to estimates of GDP by industry and compensation by industry for 2018. These estimates were developed under the Statistical Improvement Program funded by the Office

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What if we told you there’s an avocado so long you’d need an entire baguette to make avocado toast with it? Because we are actually telling you that. Recently, a photo of an avocado nearly as long as a human arm went viral — attracting attention as far away as Australia.

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