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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You know what they say — when it comes to getting ahead in life — it is not what you know …. but who you know — especially in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A government contract between the Attorney General’s daughter and the Tourism Department has raised

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9 trillion rescue package last week, providing for payments to qualifying individuals of up to $1,400, with payments to a qualifying family of four of $5,600. It is known as the American Rescue Plan.  People who make $75,000 or less a year are eligible

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Communications Director Richard Motta gave details about how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will affect territorial residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to $1,400 stimulus checks paid directly to individuals, the American Rescue Act will help further the Virgin Islands government’s

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The origin of cockfighting dates back thousands of years, but it was during Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage to the Philippines in 1521 that modern cockfighting was first documented by his chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta, in the kingdom of Taytay. It’s a gruesome and still-rampant blood sport, disturbingly present in Massachusetts. Most states

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands does not use the COVID-19 vaccine that is currently on hold in Europe. According to the Virgin Islands Department of Health website, the VIDOH has only authorized ​​​​Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the territory. Germany, France, Italy and Spain

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Reichhold Center for the Arts is launching a new project aimed at showcasing the artistic talents of Virgin Islanders. The concert series, dubbed RCA Sessions, will launch as a live streaming event on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. featuring local reggae band Dub Lab. Concert viewers will enjoy bi-monthly performances

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How can CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) pivot, using its own resources and talents, and how can we leverage the potential of USVI/CARICOM partnerships to our mutual benefit? While there are real and meaningful examples of cooperation between the U.S. and the Caribbean, we are in need of a reignited Third

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it continues to search for two people who were reported missing recently. 80-year-old Michael “Dodor” Emmanuel was reported missing on February 19. Emmanuel is a Black male, standing around 5 feet 5 inches in height, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is striving to make booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments easier online for persons interested in getting vaccinated. One way to do so is by visiting the Virgin Islands National Guard website at https://vi.ng.mil/. Once there, simply click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Millions of Americans will lose an hour’s sleep this weekend — but not in the Virgin Islands. Daylight saving time begins this weekend — at 2 a.m. Sunday — and most people in the mainland U.S. will set their clocks forward one hour. The Virgin Islands, American

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