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ORANJESTAD — A 21-year-old Colombian man has been extradited from the Netherlands Antilles to Sydney and charged with the murder of an Australian woman. The body of 69-year-old Kimberley McRae was found in a Mount Street unit, in the beachside suburb of Coogee, on January 14. McRae had last been

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative has been suspended for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Department of Education said. Feeding will resume on November 30. Thanksgiving meals will be distributed starting today through Wednesday. The “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative will not operate in the

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NEW YORK — St. Croix artist Danica M. David’s “Mask Mission” project is currently featured at “Awareness through Conceptual Art and Photography,” an online exhibition at the X Gallery in New York City. The exhibition features Pandemic art and is part of a permanent online collection reflecting one of the

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MIAMI — Caribbean experts assessed the coronavirus’s impact on the region in a webinar on Thursday hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Owing in part to its geographic terrain, the Caribbean has fared relatively well from a health standpoint in managing the COVID-19

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It’s no secret that our public-school student test scores have shown little to no improvement over the past few years. To make matters worse, the children of the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced additional academic setbacks after surviving both Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and most recently, the current

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BRIDGETOWN — Agriculture and food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) stand at a crossroads. The declining visibility to public policy makers of farming and ranching in the rapidly urbanizing region has contributed to the perception that agriculture has diminished in importance and that attention can safely

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Having your twin sister as a battle buddy is hard to beat. And when two joined-at-the-hip U.S. Virgin Islanders team up — you know the advantage goes to the side they’re on. Sgt. Khalia and Spc. Khadia Baptiste, Army Reserve twins from St. Thomas, are currently serving

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WASHINGTON — When families of banded mongooses prepare to fight, they form battle lines. Each clan of about 20 animals stands nose to nose, their ears flattened back, as they stare down the enemy. A patch of scrubby savannah separates them, until the first animals run forward. “Then they bunch

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (UVI CERC) announced that they are winding down the federally funded, one-year project “Road to Success.” The early child care and education program will end with a series of virtual

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands Communication Department students have founded the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) student chapter, becoming the first student and only NABJ affiliate chapter in the Caribbean.  At its annual October meeting, the executive board of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) made a unanimous decision to officially

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