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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A possible outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) — popularly known as “pink eye” has been identified in the St. Thomas district, according to local health officials. The V.I. Department of Health was notified by a St. Thomas ophthalmology practice that 30 patients have been diagnosed with a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is at a swanky weight loss clinic in California — and charging it all, flights, fees and fruits — to the territory’s taxpayers, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Mapp is officially in California to investigate how to transition the government’s health insurance

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NOT SAFE: Rainbow Beach in Frederiksted FREDERIKSTED – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St. Croix is not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Rainbow Beach on the West End of Frederiksted is not fit for swimming

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             ARRESTED: Ashio Rojas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Forty-two year old Ashio Rojas was present at the Economic Crime Unit in reference to a report of Embezzlement at Guardian Insurance Company in the amount of $13,979.00. Rojas, who is a former

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WASHINGTON — President Obama has removed the restrictions on selling Cuban rum in the United States — a direct threat to the makers of the alcohol here on St. Croix. The easing of restrictions was announced today as part of a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The number of locally-acquired Zika virus cases reported in the territory increased by 62 in the past week, bringing the total to 524. According to health officials, while the number of confirmed cases continues to grow after a downward trend of new cases that had lasted for more

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The view from Contant in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at about 9:49 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a shooting incident in Contant Knolls. Upon arrival to the scene, officers came in contact with the victim who stated that upon arriving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to investigate potential groundwater contamination at the Tutu Wells Superfund Site despite the fact that the site was considered clean three years ago. Geoffrey Garrison, an on-scene liaison for the EPA in the territory on the project, said this weekend

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man said he survived a pistol whipping during a gunpoint robbery at a Red Hook strip club, but lost his money and cell phone to the robber, according to police. A man told police that he was getting into his vehicle in the parking

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DHS Commissioner Anita Roberts shares the love CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Commissioner Designee Dr. Anita Roberts, along with more than 20 division managers of the Department of Human Services filled, the DHS conference room on Friday, October 7, 2016, for an “Afternoon of Love” and imparted words of wisdom to the

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