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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday that there are 15 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory now stands at 47 — 18 cases on St. Croix and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Good luck finding Charizard, Kondommn or Pikachu on the fiercely popular Pokémon Go app here. Obsessed gamers in the territory trying to get in on the mobile game action have been left in the lurch by the virtual reality app, which is available for download in the

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TRAPPED IN STT: Jerry Esteves MODESTO, Calif. — All Cady Esteves can do is wait for her father Jerry to come back to their California home. “I was crushed. It’s really hard knowing that he’s there and can’t do nothing about it,” Esteves told a Modesto-area TV station. The 62-year-old

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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Dodger’s prospect Jharel Cotton of St. Thomas SAN DIEGO — Jharel Cotton was 16 when he left home, and his family. The journey to the beginning of the rest of his life covered 1,500 miles, to a place where he would be a stranger. For a boy, the decision to leave

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ST. HELENA, Calif. — Derek Jeter has reportedly married his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis. TMZ and the New York Post have published photos of the weekend ceremony at the Meadowood resort in California’s Napa Valley. St. Thomas native Davis wore a custom Vera Wang Bride dress for her ceremony, which featured

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands native was sentenced on Thursday in federal court for smuggling immigrants illegally into the United States. Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola was given three months in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for encouraging and

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PEEVED AT HONDA: AG Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker has sent a scorching letter to a Chicago attorney representing Honda, saying that the carmaker’s “shortcomings” in repairing faulty airbags are “treacherous and unacceptable.” The letter, sent to Chicago attorney Eric Mattson, shared Walker’s concerns over the fact that a St.

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 The infinity pool at Cheney Bay Resort CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Chenay Bay and Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided

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NAPA VALLEY — Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis may be getting married this weekend … for real this time. After false reports surfaced last week that the Yankees legendary shortstop and captain planned on marrying the St. Thomas supermodel over Fourth of July weekend, it now appears the couple is

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