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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix teenager got a welcome home celebration worthy of any hero. But Lowell Thomas, 13, isn’t just any young person on the Big Island. He struggles with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and survived a heart transplant in 2017. Thomas recently returned from a week-long Disney cruise to

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In Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on St. Thomas, says he meets many people who have no idea that the territory even exists. “When I first went to Pittsburgh for my undergrad, I would talk to people about the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Off The Rocks Rescue is hosting their inaugural fundraiser at host location Caribbean Fish Market, St. Thomas, on Saturday, November 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. A $30.00 donation includes two glasses of wine, compliments of Bellows International, two raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous

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ATLANTA — A Virginia native will represent the territory in an upcoming international beauty and talent pageant. Andrea Piecuch, 25, will be up on stage as the United States Virgin Islands’ hopeful in the Miss Universe 2019 competition in Georgia. It is the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant

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GROSSE TETE, La. — A Florida woman who was pinned to the ground by a camel outside a Louisiana truck stop last week told sheriff’s deputies that she bit the animal’s testicles to escape. The woman and her husband stopped at the Tiger Truck Stop near Baton Rouge last Thursday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officials from Carnival Cruise Line, the West Indian Company Limited (WICO) and the local government honored St. Thomians Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan, Jr. for rescuing a wheelchair-bound cruise passenger who accidentally fell off WICO’s dock at Havensight cruise facility on Saturday. Hamilton and Donovan were recognized Monday in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his “Virgin Island” have long deterred boaters from the area, but curiosity has overcome concern since the financier apparently killed himself in jail as he awaited trial in New York on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We From Upstreet, Inc. presents a benefit concert for “our brother, friend and fellow musician” Clifton “Cliff” Finch.  It’s called: “Music for the Heart,” and is scheduled for August 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Emancipation Garden. Performances include Louis Taylor & Friends, Tommy Pilgrim, Ras Abijah,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Our northeast St. Croix port town will come alive with the sound of music tonight when Community Music Inc. puts on its monthly Jazz in the Park concert. The concert will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department continues to engage the community’s youths and families territory-wide by providing several enrichment programs and work ethics and entrepreneurship skills for hundreds of youths ages five through 17 during the summer months.   Through the Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau, several programs are conducted which includes the Summer Enrichment Program, Police Athletic League, Drug Education for Youth one Week Residential Camp, the PAL Mentoring

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