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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Health (DOH) Acting Commissioner, Justa Encarnacion, joined by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. Senators Donna Frett-Gregory and Bobby Thomas, DOH staff and visitors celebrated the grand reopening of the Eldra Schulterbrandt Residential Facility on St. Thomas. The ceremony marked the completion of the renovation phase for

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PHILIPSBURG — As the United States faces a shortage of an estimated 120,000 physicians by 2030, tens of thousands of medical students across the nation and abroad last week learned where and how they’ll be helping to address the problem. Match Day, as it’s known, now carries increased significance as

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FREDERIKSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes, in collaboration with Senator Allison DeGazon, Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, and Senator Janelle Sarauw, will host a roundtable discussion in recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday. The discussion will take place between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Economic Development Authority’s conference room located

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A HIDTA initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Investigative Effort Award by the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. “Winning a National HIDTA Award is an impressive achievement,” Michael K.

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SENTENCED: Christopher Butler CHARLOTTE AMALIE – An Ohio man was given more than nine years in prison by a federal judge today in St. Thomas for his role in a massive cocaine and heroin operation that stretched from St. Thomas to Pittsburgh to Cleveland and Detroit. Christopher Butler, 30, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a result of Gov. Kenneth Mapp signing Bill No. 31-0320 into law, thousands of Virgin Island government employees, from nine departments will receive their initial step increases in this week’s paychecks on May 26th. The departments that will benefit from Mapp’s largesse in the form of pay

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two people were arrested today charged in the murder of a St. Croix woman found shot to death in her car on the Melvin Evans Highway two weeks ago, authorities said. Effrail Jones, Jr., 23, of La Grande Princesse and Estefani Rodriquez, 21, of La Grande Princesse, were

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WASHINGTON —The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday launched a groundbreaking Caribbean initiative focused on accelerating the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. This new body of work will bring increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and

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CASTRIES — After being hit with an “Avoid non-essential travel” warning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of the coronavirus, St. Lucia recently got some good news: it was moved to the “No Health Warning” list. “The key here is confidence,” St. Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said. “Confidence

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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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