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WASHINGTON— Embattled Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp. plans to launch a new ad campaign and send a new mailing to the owners of millions of recalled vehicles by working with a major insurance industry group. Exploding Takata air bags are linked to at least eight deaths and more than

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FREDERIKSTED — Students at the Queen Louise Home for Children will start the new school year with the tools they need to succeed, due in part, to the University of the Virgin Islands “Backpacks for Success” outreach project. University students, faculty and staff donated school supplies to the 18 residents

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     Alvin “Alvin Gee” Southwell at work PHOTO CREDIT: VIRGIN ISLANDS SOURCE CHRISTIANSTED – Legendary radio broadcaster Alvin “Alvin Gee” Southwell apparently died at his apartment in St. Croix from natural causes Thursday, according to friends and family. He was 57. People who listen in to Southwell’s popular news roundup program said a WLDV “Da Vybe”

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          Cramer Park Beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A middle-aged black man was found on the beach at Cramer Park on the East End of St. Croix Wednesday night, an apparent drowing victim, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police on regular patrol were dispatched to Cramer Park at

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FREDERIKSTED – Detectives on St. Croix are investigating two incidents of reckless endangerment that occurred at the same location in Candido Guadalupe Terrace on the same date at different times, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police were notified by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday

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    Victoria Hamilton (14) passes the ball EDMONTON – Considered one of the most powerful teams in the tournament Brazil proved its depth was too much in overwhelming the Virgin Islands 72-58 on Wednesday in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship at the Saville Community Sports Centre. Brazil used its height

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in Advanced Placement (AP) grants to 38 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as part of its efforts to boost college- and career-readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs

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CHRISTIANSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands Process Technology program, a part of the College of Science and Mathematics, received a $150,000 donation from Diageo BRAND USVI today. The funds will be awarded as $50,000 annual grants over three years, with a plan to review the investment at the

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INDIANAPOLIS — St. Croix-raised pro basketball player Rakeem Christmas was part of the NBA’s rookie orientation over the weekend. That process included photos — lots of photos — as well as videos to assert the playful side of each NBA prospect. Here’s Christmas, whose embryonic NBA career has already included two trades (Minnesota

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EDMONTON – Argentina put on another offensive clinic while dominating the Virgin Islands 75-51 on Tuesday in the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship at the Saville Community Sports Centre. Argentina used quick passes on offence, hypnotizing the Virgin Islands players before feeding the ball to its big centers for easy layups

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