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Timothy and Theron Thomas of St. Thomas ATLANTA – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or in the case of Theron and Timothy Thomas – 399 tries before success is visible. The duo, collectively known as R. City or Rock City, wrote more than 400 songs before

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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V.I. Water and Power Authority polluting the air CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has bowed to the real power of two federal agencies by agreeing in writing to slash the amount of air pollution from its plants on two islands. The settlement agreement was

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FREDERIKSTED – Business owners in the territory should be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. That’s the word from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) of the Virgin Islands Police Department said counterfeit currency in the denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes have turned up so far. Banking institutions

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Virgin Islands has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country, trailing only Puerto Rico and New Jersey, which held down the top two spots, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor statistics. The Labor Department said today that the firing rate,

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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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Vincent J. Bazemore, Jr. of St. Thomas DALLAS – Raymond Croteau, a 77-year-old retired salesman of modest means, has an insurance policy on his life totaling $4.5 million. But none of his family members will get a dime from that policy whenever Croteau dies. That’s because Croteau and several other

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         Veronica and Scott Matsinger PHILADELPHIA – Talk about the importance of taking a vacation every year. A Pennsylvania man’s last vacation in the Virgin Islands was nearly his last day on Earth. After getting married two months ago, Scott Matsinger and his new bride Veronica decided to delay

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Ted Cruz (left) with his father Rafael Cruz CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ted Cruz is known as a right-wing troublemaker, but he is tame compared to his dad. Here are a few of the craziest things Rafael Cruz has uttered on public stages in the last year. Texas’ junior senator and

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   U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) funding awards this week, including a $1,838,023 award to the Virgin Islands Police Department for 15 additional law enforcement positions. Over $107 million will be awarded nationally, through the COPS

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