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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking the public to re-examine the events that led to two people being murdered earlier this year. If anyone has any information about the two murders, one that happened earlier this year and one from 2013, please contact the VIPD or Crimestoppers.

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® have teamed with the Emerald Gems Foundation to provide six selected high school juniors from St. Thomas the opportunity for an all expenses paid trip to the Twin Cities from Sunday, February 28 to Sunday, March 6. The Emerald Gems Foundation,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Airline bookings to the U.S. Virgin Islands have dropped sharply since health warnings were first issued for the territory on January 22, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In the one month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put a travel alert on

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   PR Health Secretary Ana Ruis SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. Following the

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The Zika virus might be more damaging to a fetus than research to this point has previously suggested, potentially causing a range of life-threatening birth defects, a new report says. The stillborn baby of a 20-year-old Brazilian woman infected with Zika had almost no brain tissue, which is a birth

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SENTENCED: Tequan Joseph CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court today to nearly three years in prison for admitting to trying to smuggle guns with obliterated serial numbers into the territory. Tequan Joseph was given 34 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man told police that when he stopped to pee in rush hour traffic on Wednesday, armed robbers left  him standing where he was with only his private parts in his hand. The man told authorities at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday that he had gone

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MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hannah Davis has officially selected a wedding dress designer for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Derek Jeter. The 25-year-old bride-to-be decided she’ll be walking down the aisle in a creation from Vera Wang. ‘I don’t know if I’ll give too many details before the actual day, but

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has opened up a study of the territory’s coral reefs to the students of one Florida college, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) program said it is partnering with the USGS to provide

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