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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard hosted its annual All-Hazards workshop at the Estate Bethlehem compound on St. Croix from February 18 to 20. The workshop comprised of members from the VING, other military branches, local government and organizations essential to providing local support to the territory. The goal is

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, said it is proud to announce the history-making milestone appointment of Cindy Guay as the first female Captain to fly the ATR-600 series aircraft in the United States, including both the ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600. In addition, Captain Guay

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery and the Virgin Islands Department of Education said Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved industry standards that will ensure newly-constructed schools and office buildings can withstand future catastrophic weather events and meet professional norms for providing service.  “This approval will green

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher should be tried

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A Mexican national and an Ecuadorian national each pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region just minutes before their jury trial was scheduled to begin in St. Thomas, authorities said. Hector Hernandez Saucedo, of Mexico City and Calixto Tumbaco of Quito

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is notifying the public that the DLCA office located at Property & Procurement Building, 8201 Sub Base, Suite 1 closed at 3:00 p.m. today due to a lack of water in the building. Normal business hours shall resume tomorrow

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FREDERIKSTED — Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands student convocation featuring the former United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

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NEW YORK — Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez participated in an event and panel discussion hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Thursday titled: Youth Poverty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Updates and Policy Recommendations. The purpose of the event was to bring

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SAN JUAN — St. Croix basketball star Rakeem Christmas has signed a professional contract in Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional with the Mets de Guaynabo, the team has announced. Christmas last played professionally in Turkey, suiting up for four games earlier this year with OGM Ormanspor. He averaged four points and

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million, an official told the Associated Press. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed

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