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Going Back In Time To Discover Your Own Virgin Islands History
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If you want excitement, mystery and surprise look no further. It is not a video game and or on YouTube. According to three genealogists — photographer and visual documentarian Marvin Elliott Ellis; preservationist Sonia Jacobs Dow and author Melvin Collier — it’s discovering your own family history that can reveal

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Virgin Islands Is On The Forefront Of Marijuana Decriminalization
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By PHOEBE WARREN, Special To The V.I. Free Press This is the first post in a series called “Insight on the Issues” in which I will examine one specific issue in American politics and give each candidate’s stance. I will periodically do these posts but with no particular schedule so

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CDC Report: No Flu Activity in the U.S. Virgin Islands This Season
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Want some good news this morning? How about that tourism numbers are up 10 percent compared to last year. And that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report no flu activity in the Virgin Islands. According to this week’s FluView report from the CDC, overall seasonal influenza activity

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CTA: Caribbean As A Region Must Do Better When It Comes To Drought Planning
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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DPW: Catherinberg Intersection Road Work Means Traffic Will Be Diverted
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) said she was able to defeat a measure in Congress that would have cut federal highway funding for the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands and Guam. According to her office, Plaskett helped defeat an amendment to the Developing a Reliable

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Why Virgin Islanders Deserve The Right To Vote For The President
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                      Rudolf Efremov By RUDOLF EFRAMOV/Special To The V.I. Free Press To think that the United States of America has not achieved full democratic status because of its Constitution as interpreted by its federal courts should be absurd. It should be an unrealistic work of a science fiction writer, a

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NWS: Tropical Wave Expected To Begin Affecting The Territory Today
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CHRISTIANSTED – A tropical wave is approaching the Virgin Islands and expected to bring with it waves of up to seven feet across the offshore Atlantic and Caribbean waters today, according to the National Weather Service. The choppy waves and rough seas will continue tomorrow and showers and thunderstorms are

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WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) this week fought back against a provision in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that listed the U.S. Virgin Islands among 39 countries recognized by the local D.C. Government as tax havens. “This amendment to the D.C. Budget threatens the territory’s hard-earned reputation as

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NOAA All Hazards Radio Can Keep You On Top Of Severe Weather
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SAN JUAN — NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with

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THEN THERE WERE 7: Region Loses Its Chance For FIFA Presidency Due To USVI Member's Epic Blunder
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David Nakhid of Trinidad would like to get his hands on the USVI-FIFA President Hillaren Frederick who cost him his chance at the FIFA presidency. GENEVA – A person from the Caribbean will not have a chance to replace the scandal-plagued outgoing President Sepp Blatter at FIFA because the representative from

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