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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Education and Health officials are grappling with sewage problems at two schools on St. Croix that led to earlier dismissals of students this week. The Department of Health said it received telephone calls on  Monday morning, March 6th at about 8:15 a.m. from the Department of Education

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Wallilabou in St. Vincent where the German man was shot by pirates. Photo: roser gibert/Flickr Creative Commons. KINGSTOWN — The German Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Virgin Islands Free Press on Tuesday that a German man died while on the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and that

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FREDERIKSTED – A 44-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on domestic-violence related charges after police said he held his own son prisoner in his grandmother’s home. Jimmy Navarro was arrested and charged on Monday with False Imprisonment domestic violence, in connection with an incident that occurred on March 6. According

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — JetBlue is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help Caribbean vacationers avoid contributing to the illicit trade of threatened and endangered species. The five-year customer education and awareness campaign will feature a series of videos played at every seat on the airline’s flights

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland. They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said Friday that all of the beaches tested safe for swimming and fishing. DPNR  said it determined that after its Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program evaluated water quality at 33 popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for

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    BOC’s Director Rick Mullgrav FREDERIKSTED — Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav said advances and improvements continue to be made at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility to ensure the security, safety and success of the correctional facilities in the Virgin Islands. The majority of the issues facing

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ARRESTED: Waheeda Ali FREDERIKSTED – Four prison guards on St. Croix were arrested Thursday after the U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against them alleging that they had supplied criminals in the prison with contraband such as mobile phones and illegal drugs. Waheeda Ali, 32, Abdul Robinson, 38, Patrick

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CHRISTIANSTED – The gas station the farthest East on St. Croix has the lowest price for gasoline on island for the second week in a row, according to the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs. Ziggy’s Island Market LLC at 5088 Estate Solitude has regular gasoline priced at $2.499 per

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