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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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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing VITEMA Director Daryl Jaschen said there is a new hotline for people to call if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination now. “Currently, the territory is still serving Phase 1A and Phase 1B, and as a result the 28-plus providers

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a mission to educate travelers that the territory is an American overseas territory.  And as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is within the United States’ domestic jurisdiction. Though not part of the

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FREDERIKSTED — Country music is a hit in the Caribbean. And Tammy Wynette’s 1968 standard “Stand By Your Man is a C/W classic song. But First Lady Yolanda Bryan practiced a form of social distancing in a church service on Sunday — that kept her husband Governor Albert Bryan away from

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CRUZ BAY — Coast Guard marine investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the operator of a suspect vessel, a white-hulled center console boat, involved in a hit and run incident the night of January 24 in St. John near the National Park Service NPS and Caneel Bay fuel dock in

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ senior men’s national team will play its final first-round games in its own backyard — Puerto Rico — for the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers. The USVI national team’s best player and scoring leader, Walter Hodge, is a native of Puerto Rico — so

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FREDERIKSTED — In light of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order to boost food assistance for children missing school meals, the Department of Human Services’ SNAP office is awaiting additional guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services (FNS). DHS is asking USDA when and if additional

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CUPERTINO, California — Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been “actively exploited” by hackers. Apple made the software upgrades available Tuesday, adding a rare note suggesting it was a serious threat. The company credited anonymous researchers for pointing

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CRUZ BAY — A St. John boat captain who just got married six months ago died in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday evening. Ceneca E. “Drumie” Lindo, 36, of Estate Enighed died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a car in Estate Adrian just before 6:55 p.m. Tuesday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Alma Francis Heyliger said Tuesday she has submitted legislation to an amendment in a bill designed to clarify and strengthen Virgin Island’s vocational programs funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE). Locally, the act — also known as the Perkins Grant

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