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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix handyman was arrested this weekend on charges related to preying on the elderly, authorities said. Officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau arrested Eric Tushim, 59, about 9:02 p.m. on Saturday on a warrant for aggravated identity theft, obtaining money by false

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With so many new digital conference calling apps on the market, it can be quite challenging to find one that fits both your business’s specific needs and its budget. A good conference calling app should be easy to use, affordable, versatile, and offer great customer service. Here, we’ll discuss what

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The job of business managers doesn’t come easy. They’re responsible for overseeing everything going on in the workplace. They put their effort into creating a balance between maximizing work efficiency and maintaining a healthy work environment for their employees. In their efforts to do so, they’re always seeking best practices

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas. Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019, a 35 and 28 percent increase, respectively, from the previous year. Of the total loans approved, 189 for $39 million were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former security guard pleaded for leniency but was still sentenced to 1.75 years in prison for stealing $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Shackled and dressed in a tan jumpsuit, Bougouneau maintained his innocence Thursday despite being

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FREDERIKSTED — Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. (LSSVI) is pleased to announce that Plaza West Supermarket and the Hamed Family will host the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale to support Queen Louise Home for Children. Christmas trees will be on sale on November 30 and December

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) has provided copies of the leases requested by Senator Kenneth Gittens, but he said that “they do little to alleviate concerns about the utility’s spending and management practices.”  “I do appreciate that WAPA’s CEO eventually provided additional information on

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FREDERIKSTED — Limetree Bay Refining is inviting the public to attend a “community outreach and open house event” this week at the University of the Virgin Islands. The event will provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the benefits and/or impact the facility may have on our community.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves designed to encourage economic development under the aegis of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.  The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on October 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing

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