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MIAMI – A federal grand jury indicted a Guatemalan on charges of conspiring with others in six Latin American countries to smuggle cocaine to the United States in April. Just your typical drug case from the mean streets of South Florida – except in this case – instead of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police on St. Thomas are investigating the fatal shooting death of a 25-year-old man that occurred at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday, in the area of Brewer’s Bay near the University of the Virgin Islands. A preliminary police investigation has revealed that Dennard Lawrence was the person who was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas business located in Estate Contant was burglarized on Friday and police have obtained video surveillance of the time when the burglary occurred. Police are asking that the general public view the surveillance video to see if they can identify the person in the video

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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                   Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed several contracts Wenesday for the Department of Public Works, which he said will “vastly improve road conditions for Virgin Islanders on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.” On St. Croix, Mapp signed a contract with V.I. Paving,

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Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments(using something similar to this Aravo, third party risk management software), and more strategic

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  “Don’t Wait. Communicate.” That’s the tagline of a just-launched new series of PSAs from the Ad Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) —created pro bono by Chicago ad agency Schafer Condon Carter–to encourage families to develop an emergency communication plan before a disaster occurs. The new campaign comes at

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Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning

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Buck Island National Monument CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service (NPS)is one year short of its centennial, turned 99 years old on August 25, but it didn’t wait for the round number to celebrate. The agency is inviting visitors to spend the day at one of 408 national parks, monuments

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CHRISTIANSTED – As the nation marked the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with memorials and celebrations, all along the Gulf Coast the milestone was marked with fundraisers. Time may have moved on for the majority of Americans, but in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, there is still work to be

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