New Chicago Play Chronicles St. Thomian Griffith's Legal Boxing Killing of Benny Paret In The Ring
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UNITED STATES – MARCH 24: Emile Griffith vs Benny Paret, Benny “Kid” Paret lies helpless against ropes as flailing fists of Emile Gfriffith batter him into unconsciousness during twelfth round of their welterweight championship fight at the Garden . Ref Ruby Goldstein pulled Griffith off the champ who slumped to

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USGS: Minor Earthquakes In The Virgin Islands Might Be Prelude To A Major Tsunami
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By DR. JENNIFER YOUNG/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Earthquakes are contrary things. Last week I was noting the absence of any significant seismic event and within hours of the publication of the digest, what should happen but the largest tremor of the year so far? Of

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Health Officials Investigating Sewage In Cafeteria At Ricardo Richards Elementary
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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Education and Health officials are grappling with sewage problems at two schools on St. Croix that led to earlier dismissals of students this week. The Department of Health said it received telephone calls on  Monday morning, March 6th at about 8:15 a.m. from the Department of Education

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Pirates of the Caribbean in St. Vincent Shoot German National To Death
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Wallilabou in St. Vincent where the German man was shot by pirates. Photo: roser gibert/Flickr Creative Commons. KINGSTOWN — The German Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Virgin Islands Free Press on Tuesday that a German man died while on the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and that

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Hospital Street Man Throws Out Mother's Microwave Because It Has 'Rats and Roaches' In It ... And Is Arrested By Police
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FREDERIKSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested on domestic-violence related charges after police said he held his own son prisoner in his grandmother’s home, authorities said. Jimmy “Tayi” Navarro, 44, of Hospital Street, was arrested and charged on Monday with false imprisonment-domestic violence, in connection with an incident that

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Department of Agriculture Offers Workshop On Applying For Block Grant
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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDOA) invites persons who are interested in applying for a Specialty Crop Block Grant to an informational workshop to be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service REC room 133 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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Shipwrecks And Tree Rings Hold The Key For Scientists Studying Hurricanes During Pirate Times
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TUCSON – Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research. The study is the first to use shipwrecks as a proxy for hurricane activity. The researchers found a 75 percent

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JetBlue Partners With U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service To Protect Environment In The Caribbean
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — JetBlue is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help Caribbean vacationers avoid contributing to the illicit trade of threatened and endangered species. The five-year customer education and awareness campaign will feature a series of videos played at every seat on the airline’s flights

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Timberwolves GM Welcomes High School Juniors Back Home To The Territory
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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton and his wife, Shalaun, hosted six children from the Virgin Islands this past week as part of the next phase of their Emerald Gems Foundation dedicated to giving back to children from Milt Newton’s homeland. They selected six high school juniors from St. Thomas

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Guyana Sparks Fears In The Region By Stating That It Does Not Have The Ability To Detect Ebola Virus
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) could give some confirmation. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton told members of the media on Friday that a large number of

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