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    From left, Trey Francis, senior at Educational Complex, Leah Chewning, local volunteer and Sanay Hewitt, a senior at Complex, worked on a business plan to reduce plastic waste. (Photo by Carol Buchanan) Approximately 50 high school students on St. Croix were challenged Thursday to solve one of the territory’s biggest problems – what to do ...
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    Cars work their way up ‘The Beast,’ one of the best known and most difficult features of the Beauty and the Beast Triathlon. (Photo from Bikesport Michigan) The 2019 Beauty & the Beast Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Dec 8. Parking will be prohibited along the entire triathlon route from 3 a.m. to 3 ...
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    Virgin Islands National Guard The Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) members will have its Annual Family Meal on Saturday, Dec.7, on St. Thomas and on Sunday, Dec. 8, on St. Croix. It is inviting retirees, veterans, family members (especially those of deployed service members) and VING’s fulltime civilian employees to come out and take part ...
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    Norma H II docked at Crown Bay, St. Thomas. (photo from Stevenson Freight) The 180 foot green hull of the freighter Norma H II is a familiar sight to residents of the Virgin Islands. The ship can be seen navigating Crown Bay, St. Thomas, or along the south side of the island as she makes ...
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    Zion Hazel, a 22-year-old Crucian, pled guilty Wednesday in District Court on St. Croix to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. In a news release issued Thursday, Shappert said the charge, a federal offense, carries a possible sentence of five to 40 years of ...
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    The newly reopened Ritz-Carlton has plenty of green space. Balconies enable guests to enjoy the vistas. (Source photo by Linda Morland) The Ritz-Carlton reopened on November 23, 2019 following a $100-million renovation at the Great Bay location on St. Thomas. Closed since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the 5 Star Hotel is ready to provide outstanding ...
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    A scarlet ibis on St. John near Annaberg in November 2019. (Photo by Gail Karlsson) In late October, Dave Worthington at the Virgin Islands National Park posted a cell phone photo of the red mangrove area near St. John’s Annaberg plantation ruins. In the center of the picture there were two blurry white blobs, and ...
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    Virgin Islands Energy Office The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is seeking vendors to participate in its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program for the fiscal year 2020. For local businesses interested in participating in this program, the Energy Office has scheduled a vendor meeting for 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at ...
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    U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration today issued a final rule that will implement changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program that will make it more attractive to small businesses and encourage them to invest in HUBZone communities and hire HUBZone residents. The new rule changes will also make it ...
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    Aubrey Alphonso Milligan Jr. Aubrey Alphonso Milligan Jr., also known as “Shaco,” died on Nov. 16 in Tampa, Fla. Aubrey was preceded in death by grandparents: Gloria Burke, Christian Messer, Ena Floks-Milligan and Magella Milligan Sr.; aunts: Phoenix Plaskette and Leola Milligan; and godparent, Reinholdt John. He is survived by his mother, Corrine Messer-Milligan; father, ...