Hurricane Joaquin Diverts Carnival Sunshine To St. Thomas Tuesday
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                           Carnival Sunshine CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Carnival Sunshine will call on St. Thomas on Tuesday  October 6th, the West Indian Company, Ltd. announced today. “Carnival Sunshine was diverted to St. Thomas due to the forecast track of Hurricane Joaquin,” Joseph B. Boschulte, president and CEO of the West Indian Company, Ltd. said.

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Feds Give $2M in Grants To Fight Crime in the Territory
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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government will receive five grants totaling at least $2 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice on September 23, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sharpe said the U.S. Department of Justice

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SIBLING RIVALRY: Miami Cop Killer And Mass Murderer Come From The Same St. Croix Family
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FREDERIKSTED – Ishmael and Shawn Labeet were half brothers in a brood of 19 fathered by the same man in St. Croix. They’re nearly 30 years apart — but they had three things in common: They each killed multiple people with machine guns, and they each made daring escapes from

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HOVENSA Buyer Teams Up With Texas Oil Drilling Company For $200M
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BOSTON – Despite a sharp contraction in the nation’s oil and gas industry amid low oil prices, ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC is betting $200 million on the future of the oil industry. The company’s ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI LP has teamed up with Midland’s Element Petroleum LP to form

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After 14 Years On The Lam, Illegal Chinese Who Entered Through The Virgin Islands Is Denied Hearing
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BOSTON – The First Circuit refused to reopen immigration proceedings for a Chinese man who waited nearly 14 years to challenge his removal, saying he failed to show that Christians in recent years have faced increased persecution in China. In a published decision, a three-judge panel for the appeals court

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Dim-Witted Burglar Captured on Video Stealing From Non-Profit Organization
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 54-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested after surveillance video captured him Sunday burglarizing a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youths, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Michael John Germain of Hospital Ground was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, the VIPD

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PROSSER NAME ENDS: Choice Parent Gobbles Up Innovative for $145M
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BEVERLY, Mass. – Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the membership interests of Caribbean Assets Holdings LLC, the holding company for the Innovative group of companies operating cable TV, Internet and landline services primarily in the Virgin Islands. ATN is purchasing

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SOLAR FLARE: WAPA Customers Deemed Credit Worthy For $100M Solar Bond Sell Off
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The solar industry’s sixth securitization to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth $100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets, one of them in the Virgin Islands. It the first solar asset-backed security deal to be leveraged by a utility company, in this case

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PLUGGED IN? Mapp's Energies Spent at 'Playground of Presidents' Resort
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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V. – The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs played host this week to more than 200 members of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) who convened for the organization’s annual meeting. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin welcomed the attendees

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East Coast Hospitals Band Together With V.I. and P.R. To Cut Costs
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PRINCETON, N.J. — Medical and hospital librarians in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States — responsible for supplying their facilities with the latest academic research and healthcare information — are joining forces and combating high costs by sharing group licenses to access electronic resources through a nonprofit consortium, the Health

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