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The very first VRC Oaks took place 160 years ago, when Palestine took out the inaugural edition of the race in 1861, and ever since then it has continued to grow in both popularity and prestige. Today, the Group 1 stayers event is one of the most significant in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism just put out an important COVID-19-related message for visitors to the territory on Twitter minutes ago. “As of August 13, results from COVID-19 antibody tests are no longer acceptable for entry or submission to the USVITravel Screening Portal,” Tourism said

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FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has been obligated $7,613,710 to complete repairs to Marley Homes and Additions in Frederiksted. The funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program have been allocated to refurbish nineteen residential

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources alerts the community that DPNR offices on St. Thomas located at the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library will be closed to the public next week from today to Wednesday, September 8th to facilitate the department’s relocation.

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KINGSHILL – In partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI Cell), the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections today celebrated its inaugural graduation of its “Transforming Lives Academy.” The ceremony was held at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility today with staff and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Back Street diner owner who claimed to have 15 employees and a nearly $500,000 payroll pleaded guilty to bank fraud after IRB revealed that the woman had no official employees on the books. Mashama Ferdinand, 38, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty to wire fraud affecting a

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SANTIAGO — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has adjusted upwards its economic growth forecast for the region this year to 5.9 percent, as expectations improve for a global recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations body had projected an expansion in the region’s gross

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health said the territory notched its 54th death from COVID-19. Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar, the VIDOH medical director, said that a 61-year-old woman on St. Thomas was the latest victim of the contagious disease. Hunte-Caesar added that 47.3 percent of the eligible USVI population

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to designate the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a “protection zone,” a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) designation that allows the United States to maintain its current animal health status should there be a detection of

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On August 17th, the first ever Country Implementation Plan (CIP) for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was signed into existence. The CIP is the UN’s commitment to aiding small island developing states with the goal of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Andrew A. Fahie (Premier and Minister of Finance)

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