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FREDERIKSTED — A U.S. Army veteran was ambushed by a gunman inside his St. Croix residence late this morning, according to the victim’s own dying account of the fatal event. Ian Benjamin, Sr. 38, of Carlton, was identified by next of kin as the gunshot victim, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced that some COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses will be relaxed starting next Monday. Beginning March 8, beaches can remain open until 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and taxis can transport more than the 50 percent capacity limit

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OTTAWA — Many spouses feel trapped under one roof. Amidst the endless tension, uncertainty and similarity of pandemic life, many couples find that the bandwidth for intimacy is gone. The hot tub was bubbling behind the home of Pebble Kranz and Daniel Rosen during months of pandemic lockdown. After work,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Antilles School remembered a fallen classmate with a drive-by memorial service Thursday evening at the St. Thomas private school. The memorial was for senior Tyler Yannone, who was killed in a helicopter crash February 15 in Botany Bay in St. Thomas along with his parents, Daniel Yannone

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Navassa Island is a small, uninhabited island located between Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.  Originally acquired for its guano resources, today, Navassa is of no apparent use to the United States.  A review of the island’s history and geography suggests several possibilities for Navassa’s future and America’s own interests in this

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish flagged sailing vessel, and all its passengers, five Danish and

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Workers of specific industries can face critical health conditions years after the first exposure to dust. Airway diseases such as silicosis and asbestosis are notorious for progressing slowly but lethally. Although such diseases are easy to avoid by taking necessary care, recklessness and negligence can make way for deadly infections.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Mother and child health during COVID-19 is the focus of a Zoom meeting planned for tonight by the Virgin Islands Department of Health. “As we continue to endure the effects of COVID-19 within our community, the Project LAUNCH Program under MCH is encouraged to remain steadfast and creative

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said Monday that they are immediately closing the Mars Hill Head Start location to staff (students have not been attending in person) and pausing food distribution until Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Department of Human Services has activated its COVID-19 mitigation

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BRIDGETOWN — The Caribbean is a multicultural, multiethnic, multi-religious, multilingual region. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM-1973) was initially a group of former British colonies. Today, CARICOM is a grouping of 20 countries: 15 member states and five associate members. The islands of St. Croix, St. John and St.

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