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  ATLANTA — In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus. Those six cases will likely not

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Martinique was perceived as the safest island. NEW YORK – Martinique has been cited once again as the “Safest Destination in the Caribbean,” according to the designation published in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index. Meanwhile, in the same survey, the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked next-to-last in perceptions of safety. The

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       St. Croix businessman William Erby CHRISTIANSTED — One of the multi-millionaires lining up for a Maltese passport has run into trouble back in the United States, having to face a securities fraud lawsuit. William Charles Erbey was a billionaire worth $2.5 billion and a regular in Forbes’ list of the

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp at Canegata Ballpark GALLOWS BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp made opening remarks on the first unveiling of architectural drawings depicting how Cramer Park and Susana Santana Park in Altona Lagoon will look once construction is completed. Mapp made the remarks at Canegata Recreation Center before Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation

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       V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker FORT WORTH — Exxon Mobil Corp. is seeking an injunction against the Massachusetts attorney general, alleging that a wide-ranging investigation into the oil company is politically motivated and violates its constitutional rights. Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena that sought

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Dr. Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health reported two new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly Zika surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the USVI is now 26, with 16 cases on St. Croix, nine cases on St. Thomas and one on

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BEIJING — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that these are

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CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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         Rex Tullius DAYTONA BEACH — Four years ago, Rex Tullius was convinced it was over. He had fought for a spot on the United States Olympic swimming team, but came up agonizingly short. Twice. A decorated swimming career that spanned over a decade — including stints at Spruce Creek

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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