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STALLING TACTICIAN: Neville James CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 31st Legislature will vote on the sale of HOVENSA oil terminal assets to Limetree Bay, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital, on Tuesday Dec. 29, a spokeswoman at Government House said late Wednesday. The Senate will have to weigh the benefits of Limetree

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WASHINGTON – More than 210,000 people suffer an episode of food-borne illness every day in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Half of those afflicted are children under five, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says. With that in mind, PAHO has recommended five “keys” to safer food for the holiday

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St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa FREDERIKSTED – Aimbridge Hospitality’s Caribbean division has assumed management of the 150-room Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Owned by Carambola Northwest LLC, a U.S. Virgin Islands entity, the

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           John McCarthy ‘MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES’ IS A CHINESE CURSE BILLIONAIRE WHO BEST REPRESENTS THE AMERICAN DREAM THE JADED VIEW FROM THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press We had some advance warning that 2015 was bound to be

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two beaches on St. Croix have been found to be unfit for swimming or fishing after water testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said that the ocean near Breezez restaurant/Club St. Croix condominiums in Golden Rock and the shores near Grapetree Bay on

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Dennis Vanterpool III (left) and  Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED – The son of a Virgin Islands Police Department lieutenant has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship for college. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that Dennis Vanterpool III is the U.S. Virgin Islands recipient of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of

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VIPA’s Carlton “Ital” Dowe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has signed a 10-year deal with the world’s second largest cruise line to help boost tourism and generate revenue. The V.I. Port Authority said Tuesday that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has pledged among other things to guarantee a

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ARRAIGNED: Jahraun Brodhurst CHRISTIANSTED – A 24-year-old St. Croix man was arraigned in federal court after authorities said he mailed guns from Florida to St. Croix through the mail. Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 24, a native of St. Croix, was arraigned on December 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon on

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ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT: Kiwanda John CHRISTIANSTED – Police said a 27-year-old St. Croix woman attacked another woman with a high-heeled shoe in a dispute over a man on Sunday morning. Kiwanda John of William’s Delight was arrested about 5:42 a.m. Sunday after police said she was involved in an assault

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FOUND DEAD: Martin P. “Marty” Merrick CHRISTIANSTED – A 77-year-old Illinois man was found dead in his St. Croix condominium after fellow residents noticed that he hadn’t been seen in days. Martin P. “Marty” Merrick of Estate St. John was declared dead on arrival (DOA) when emergency personnel arrived at

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