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WASHINGTON — DCI Group, a public relations and lobbying firm, is the latest group subpoenaed in an expanding investigation by state attorneys general into the funding of climate change denial by ExxonMobil, according to court filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). ExxonMobil has now received separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two months from now the minimum wage in the territory will be nearly one dollar higher. The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but that is going to change soon. Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry said today that the new rate of $8.35 per hour goes into effect

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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FREDERIKSTED — The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” and the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center partnered together to promote hurricane preparedness during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour (CHAT) April 9-17. The purpose of CHAT is to raise hurricane awareness across the Caribbean and Latin America, and to maintain

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is studying ways to help Caribbean and Latin American countries in their fight against drug trafficking and organized crime by increasing training flights in the region, the service’s senior civilian official said recently. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who recently returned

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  FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport identified and arrested a female with an outstanding arrest warrant in Wisconsin for violating probation on forgery charges. Leah Marie Peters, 42, a citizen of the United States and place of abode

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health is confirming our first Zika case in a pregnant woman residing on the island of St. Croix with no travel history reported.. The patient was 34 weeks pregnant when they were tested for Zika. She has since delivered a healthy baby with

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CHRISTIANSTED — Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:08 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire having been discharged in the vicinity of the Ruby Housing Community, located in the Water Gut area. Police went to the scene of the shooting and found an unresponsive man lying

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local and federal authorities moved swiftly on Thursday to address reports spreading throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands about a possible terrorist threat in the U.S. or British Virgin Islands, said V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) director Mona Barnes. U.S. Coast Guard officials reported to VITEMA that

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SAN JUAN — As the Zika virus bears down on the United States, federal health officials are divided over a politically and ethically charged question: Should they advise American women to delay pregnancy in areas where the virus is circulating? Some infectious disease experts are arguing that avoiding conception is

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