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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – At least 1,000 Virgin Islands residents will take part in the 30th annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 19 – Oct. 31. ridding the territory’s beaches of waste, from soda cans and plastic bags to tires and home appliances. The Coastweeks cleanups on selected St. Thomas,

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        Fed President William Dudley NEW YORK – A September rate hike is looking less compelling, according to William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve. A voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Dudley addressed the Fed’s potential tightening—especially considering the recent collapse in U.S. equities and

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Hurricane Marilyn struck Sept. 15, 1995 MIAMI —For some, hurricane season is viewed as a mountain with an elevator awaiting on the other side. You climb to the top and it’s easy going on the way down. But, that’s really not how it works. “It’s a bell curve. It’s a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If the decision to impose a State of Emergency on the territory for the five days it took Gov. Kenneth Mapp to attend the West Indian American Carnival Parade in New York City was taken lightly – while rampant violent crime was taking place here – it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials said Carnival Cruise Lines is flying 770 passengers to Puerto Rico after their ship caught in fire in St. Thomas Monday morning. The president of the company that manages the dock where the ship is berthed says six chartered flights were headed Wednesday to Puerto Rico. Joseph

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting

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              PriceSmart on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – PriceSmart, Inc. today announced that for the month of August 2015 net sales increased 12.6% to $232.7 million, from $206.7 million in August a year earlier. For the twelve months ended August 31, 2015, net sales increased 11.3% to $2,721.1 million from

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              Head Judge Vanessa Williams ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss South Carolina won the swimsuit competition and Miss Iowa won the talent portion of the first night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant on Tuesday. Daja Dial of South Carolina won the swimsuit contest, while Taylor Wiebers of Iowa won

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SAN ANTONIO – Tiny hurricane-tracking satellites that are being assembled in a “clean room” at Southwest Research Institute and are the size of carry-on suitcases soon could help scientists better understand dangerous storms and aid forecasters in assessing their destructive threat. Unlike other weather instruments, the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite

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