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STALLING TACTICIAN: Neville James CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 31st Legislature will vote on the sale of HOVENSA oil terminal assets to Limetree Bay, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital, on Tuesday Dec. 29, a spokeswoman at Government House said late Wednesday. The Senate will have to weigh the benefits of Limetree

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SPLITSVILLE 4 SUPERCOUPLE? This much appears to be true. Hannah Davis and Derek Jeter have been apart in the days leading up to Christmas. But the separation may be a sign of a troubled relationship between the recently engaged couple, according to Terez Owens. “We were the first to report

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WASHINGTON – More than 210,000 people suffer an episode of food-borne illness every day in the Americas, including the Caribbean. Half of those afflicted are children under five, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says. With that in mind, PAHO has recommended five “keys” to safer food for the holiday

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BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists say reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. But this is difficult to accomplish from records on land – old eruptions are often eroded away, buried beneath later eruptions, or obscured by vegetation and soil. Because

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St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa FREDERIKSTED – Aimbridge Hospitality’s Caribbean division has assumed management of the 150-room Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Owned by Carambola Northwest LLC, a U.S. Virgin Islands entity, the

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           John McCarthy ‘MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES’ IS A CHINESE CURSE BILLIONAIRE WHO BEST REPRESENTS THE AMERICAN DREAM THE JADED VIEW FROM THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press We had some advance warning that 2015 was bound to be

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ARRESTED: Scott Liebowitz of Dallas, TX CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 41-year-old Dallas native was arrested on domestic violence-related charges on Tuesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police arrested Scott Liebowitz of Frenchman’s Bay about 7:26 a.m. on Tuesday, the VIPD said. Liebowitz is charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence.

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FORT-DE-FRANCE – Martinique is just the latest Caribbean country or territory in the Americas to report autochthonous, or local transmission of Zika virus, according to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Epidemiological report this week. This makes the island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea the 11th

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Dennis Vanterpool III (left) and  Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED – The son of a Virgin Islands Police Department lieutenant has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship for college. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that Dennis Vanterpool III is the U.S. Virgin Islands recipient of the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of

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VIPA’s Carlton “Ital” Dowe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has signed a 10-year deal with the world’s second largest cruise line to help boost tourism and generate revenue. The V.I. Port Authority said Tuesday that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has pledged among other things to guarantee a

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