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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works said Thursday that construction work on the Mafolie Road Project has been suspended until September 30 due to “COVID-19 related issues.” Temporary signals and barricades will remain in place, DPW said. As usual, the department is urging motorists to use caution

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are contacting members of the public as part

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that effective Sunday, green waste and seaweed will only be accepted at the Anguilla Landfill Monday through Saturday. “There will be no green waste or seaweed disposal on Sundays,” VIWMA spokeswoman Melody Rames said. Residents are urged to practice backyard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man whom police originally did not know by name was arrested Monday for a Brookman Road bar assault on two people over two months ago, authorities said. Robert “Peppa” Darroux, 31, of Estate Nadir was arrested at 2:16 p.m. Monday and charged with with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two people wearing ski masks fired “multiple gunshots” near Brookman Road in broad daylight late Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported to police. The 911 Emergency Call Center was alerted to a report of gunshots fired in the Brookman Road area at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin

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ORLANDO —  A Florida mother said she experienced a travel nightmare after being booted off of a flight after boarding. Tiffani Jett said that she wasn’t able to get her 2-year-old daughter to cooperate with wearing a face mask on board. Jett said she felt humiliated. Southwest Airlines said it is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning on Saturday, Tourism officials said on their website today. Territorial officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12. The reopening comes nearly one month after the government closed the USVI’s

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PENSACOLA — Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. Moving

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BRIDGETOWN — Barbados wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past. A former colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as

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The explosion of legalized sports betting in the United States has caught the attention of Puerto Rico’s government. The 2018 U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 decision to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enables all U.S. states to legalize sports betting, including online wagering. Previously, Puerto Rico Gov.

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