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Social Security offices are currently open only for in-person appointments for limited, critical situations, depending upon local office conditions. However, you can continue to apply for a replacement Social Security card online and by mail. Before requesting a replacement card, please remember that you might not need the physical card.

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin

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SALT RIVER — Unsure how to sail, not knowing how to deploy their anchor, out of fuel and essentially lost just nine miles north of St. Croix, the new owners of a sailboat deployed the boat’s emergency beacon Tuesday morning and waited for rescue. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in just over two weeks, Virgin Islands Police say they are investigating a possible drowning at a St. Thomas beach. Police officers were dispatched to John Brewer’s beach near UVI regarding the incident about 2:02 p.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on attempted murder charges after he allegedly fired gunshots at a person in Clifton Hill nearly three months ago then fled the territory to avoid prosecution, authorities said. Hezekiah E. Thompson, 18, of Estate Profit, was arrested at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honored Virgin Islands National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award in a ceremony on St. Thomas Friday. As part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the Visionary Voice Award honor individuals throughout

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands announced today that the university will offer a Data Science Certificate Program beginning in the Fall 2021 Semester. The program is designed to help professionals advance their careers by leveraging applied data science.  The 13-credit certificate program comes on the heels of

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