Neon-Colored 'Starburst' Scorpionfish Discovered In Curacao
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       Green-speckled scorpionfish WILLEMSTAD — A riotously colorful new species of scorpionfish has been found deep in the region near Curaçao. The fish is orange-red, with splashes of yellow and pink decorating its fins and face. Its scientific name is Scorpaenodes barrybrowni, after nature photographer Barry Brown, who works with

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Tourism Department Launches Virgin Islander Family Reunion Promotion
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     Marketing Director Canika John CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the Territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones. Newly appointed Director of Marketing Canika John announced the 2016-2017 Family Reunion promotion, which includes a number of booking

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FRENCH JUSTICE? 21-Year-Old Murder Suspect Mathieu Carty Raped And Beaten To Death In Guadeloupe Prison Cell
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DEAD: MATHIEU CARTY MARIGOT — Mathieu Carty of French St. Martin was beaten to death in his Baie Mahault prison cell in Guadeloupe last week, according to France Antilles. Seven co-detainees, reportedly in the same cell with Carty, are the prime suspects in his murder, authorities in Guadeloupe said. Carty,

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Tim Duncan Day A Low-Key Success In San Antonio ... As Expected
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SAN ANTONIO – It was big day for Spurs fans in the Alamo City on Thursday. They got to show their love and support for recently retired St. Croix basketball superstar Tim Duncan. “He is my favorite player of all time. He is a real guy,” said Stephen Gilbert. Gilbert was

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John Canegata's Trump Nomination Speech Considered 5th Best Overall By Slate Magazine
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CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is. In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.

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Man Walking His Dog Near Rock Quarry On Mahogany Road Finds Badly Decomposed Body
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Mahogany Road near Springfield Quarry CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A concerned citizen out walking their dog on Mahogany Road noticed a strong odor and when they followed the scent discovered a badly decomposed body in an area covered with brush, according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokesman Glen Dratte. The

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Dominican Republic Responsible For Most Of The Cases Of Zika Virus On The U.S. Mainland
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SANTO DOMINGO — At least 1,400 Americans contracted Zika while traveling outside the U.S. this year and a Caribbean island nation is one of the top destinations where they caught the virus, according to statistics released by three U.S. states. Visitors to the Dominican Republic account for more than a

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Gov. Mapp Named To Homeland Security/Public Safety Committee By National Governor's Association
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MAPP: PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been named to the National Governor’s Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee this week, the association said. Meanwhile, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was appointed chairman of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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Congresswoman Plaskett Wants FBI To Investigate Who Leaked Topless Image Of Her
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WASHINGTON — A topless image of Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett was briefly posted online by hackers before being removed, the former federal prosecutor said today. The partially-nude image of freshman Delegate to Congress Plaskett (D-VI) was also circulating online, according to Politico. “Private photographs shared between my

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Virgin Islands Soccer Organization Chief Might Bow Out Of Bid For CFU President
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    HILLAREN FREDERICK CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hillaren Frederick, the president of the Virgin Islands soccer organization and one of three candidates for the presidency of the Caribbean Football Union is considering stepping aside to allow incumbent Gordon Derrick a free pass. The Antiguan is facing a strong challenge from

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