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CHRISTIANSTED — Todd Kirkpatrick of Estate Rattan wrote to the Virgin Islands Free Press this week and asked what to do with a nine-foot-long Boa constrictor that was living under a storage container in his yard. What to do indeed. That is the problem plaguing many homeowners around the island

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan said that 10,000 stimulus checks for a total of $9.5 million have been printed and put in the mail to go out to Virgin Islanders. Bryan also announced that the Bureau of Internal Revenue has established a hotline

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — SEAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, the nonprofit division of SEAT Caribbean, has announced the launch of the Three Queens Ventures Women’s Business Accelerator Program. The goal of the SEAT program is to encourage more female entrepreneurs in the U.S. Virgin Islands who are interested in growing or

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the latest two-part installment of “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard,” the travel expert and former cruise executive explores the beautiful and recently reopened U.S. Virgin Islands, including stops in the territory’s main islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Ri’chard is joined by a handful of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a missing teenager in the St. Thomas-St. John-Water Island district tonight. Beronica Cepeda Rosa, 16, of the Dominican Republic has been declared a “missing-runaway minor” by the Virgin Islands Police Department. The VIPD is asking you to call the Youth Investigation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Plaskett couldn’t cast a vote last month when the House impeached former President Donald Trump. But she can help prosecute him. The non-voting delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands is among the impeachment managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to argue the case that Trump

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CRUz BAY — The Virgin Islands Police Department is advising the community that there have been occurrences of COVID-19 at the Leander Jurgen Command located in St. John. “Some employees may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. The VIPD will temporarily close

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands remains strong, according to recent data cited in Condé Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle media outlet. The data, from travel search site Kayak, reveal St. Thomas as the No. 1 destination where flight searches are recovering the fastest. “As

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A fund set up to provide money to dozens of women who said they were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein when they were as young as 14 has abruptly suspended payouts, saying today that it has temporarily run out of money. “My office’s worst fears have been

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WASHINGTON — Non-voting Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett said Wednesday that she has been appointed to the House Budget Committee by the Democratic caucus. The Budget Committee’s chief responsibility is to draft an annual concurrent resolution on the budget that provides the other congressional committees a framework for

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