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SAN JUAN 𑁋 Tiny Tim has gone bush. Leaving room for a talented Boriquen man with a ukulele on our neighbor’s island just 100 miles to the north. “Forget Columbus. Today is Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship Day,” Kristian Bob wrote on Twitter today. “Let the celebration begin!” The song

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CHRISTIANSTED — As part of his Healthier Horizons Initiative, Governor Albert Bryan today launched the USVI Telehealth Provider Survey to determine how ready local doctors and healthcare providers are to use technology to extend their reach beyond traditional clinical settings. Telehealth includes options such as video doctor visits and remote patient

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CRUZ BAY — A man in a company vehicle led police on a high speed chase around St. John Friday afternoon after firing a weapon in the direction of a person, authorities said. Rashad A. Creque, 24, of Contant, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Friday and charged with illegal discharge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is gearing up for tourists, expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions

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WASHINGTON — In the much-anticipated release of its 2021 edition, U.S. News & World Report published its Best Colleges report ranking the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) number seven among the top U.S. public schools in the category of Regional Colleges in the southern region. Among all southern Regional Colleges, UVI ranked 36 and received a ranking of 36 on the Social Mobility measure.  “We are very pleased

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) accepted four new gifts from the Bennie & Martha Benjamin Foundation (Benjamin Foundation) that it said “will bolster the university’s School of Nursing program and improve delivery of health services to students, faculty and staff in light of the current COVID-19

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Throughout the month of October, the University of the Virgin Islands’ Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) will commemorate National Energy Awareness Month with several activities.  The month kicked off with “Back to the Basics: Renewable Energy 101,” on October 7, from noon to 1 p.m.   Throughout the rest of the month, a series of energy related webinars will be held to educate in the community about energy for the household or small

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion issued a Public Health Order today prohibiting live bands at outdoor events and clarifying guidelines for DJ performances and food and alcohol sales.   The Order prohibits live bands at outdoor events from Saturday, October 10, through Friday, November 6 and sets parameters for DJ performances.   Commissioner Encarnacion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has nominated former Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering to be the chairman and chief executive officer of the Casino Control Commission. Pickering’s nomination will go before the Senate and, if approved, Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raymond “Usie” Richards will fall

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters throughout the Caribbean to use extra caution while out on the water this holiday weekend. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these

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