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  1. Mafolie Hill zoning fight heads to SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The zoning fight over a narrow strip of residential land atop Mafolie Hill is now in the hands of the Senate, which may take up the matter within days, according to Department of Planning and Natural Resources analyst Leia LaPlace. Earlier this month, DPNR gave a recommendation against the proposal of Lionel Warrell, who hopes to turn a modified shipping container on his property into a snack stand.

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  2. Rex Tullius marks third Beach-to-Beach victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Running ashore at Hawsknest Beach on Sunday morning after three-and-a-half miles of swimming, Rex Tullius was barely out of breath but was all smiles. Tullius took the men's long course unassisted title in the 12th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim for the third year in a row with a time of one hour, 16 minutes.

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  3. Memorial Day observances planned across V.I.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    In observance of the holiday, all federal and local government offices, post offices, public, private and parochial schools and banks will be closed. The University of the Virgin Islands and Innovative Business Centers in each district also will be closed.

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  4. New Birth to celebrate pastor anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    Daily JournalThree wooden crosses sit beside the church bell outside of Philadelphia United Methodist Church on Philadelphia Drive near Rockingham. The church was first organized in 1869 with the current sanctuary built May 24, 1987.

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  5. Beach TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | TrekEarth

    The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of mainly three islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The Regal Princess was docked at St. Thomas, the most commercialized island of the three.

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  6. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority - Alternative Energy - Deals ...Read the original story

    Saturday May 9 | PR-inside.com

    The organization produces and distributes electricity and potable water. WAPA also installs and maintains street lights in the territory.

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  7. Police: 2 shootings may be unrelated vendettasRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    V.I. Police have identified the man shot to death Monday night in Anna's Retreat as 22-year-old Tishawn VanHolten. Police responded to a call of shots having been fired in the roadway parallel to the Holy Family Catholic Church about 9:30 p.m., almost 12 hours after the Monday morning shooting death of Shane Heyliger, 34, about 9:30 a.m. on the bustling St. Thomas Harbor waterfront.

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  8. School principal, insurance executive Edwin Demeritte dies at 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Miami Herald

    Edwin Demeritte, an insurance executive with MetLife, community leader and Miami native, earned regional awards in his profession and served on the board of St. John Community Development Corporation to revitalize Overtown. "This probably came from his parents.

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  9. Agency honors V.I. environmental leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Caribbean Solar Company, which installed the solar system for this village on St. John, has been awarded the Environmental Champion Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. ST. THOMAS - The Environmental Protection Agency has honored two Virgin Islands organizations and one individual with its Environmental Champion Award, shining a light on achievements from nature conservation and clean energy leaders in the territory.

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  10. Snack stand zoning bid gets rancorous receptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    In a rancorous public hearing Thursday night at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, zoning consultant Brian Turnbull made the case that the government should allow his client to construct a tourist shop next to the Mafolie Hotel at the edge of the hill overlooking Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas property owner Lionel Warrell wants to construct a food and retail shop on a piece of residential land overlooking Charlotte Amalie, near where safari taxi drivers park, frequently blocking the road, to let tourists take pictures.

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  11. St. John Rescue to be relieved of liability when moving dead bodiesRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    An agreement between the government and nonprofit St. John Rescue is headed to the desk of Gov. Kenneth Mapp for a final signature. The agreement will give some protection to the volunteer organization as it provides a much needed service for the island.

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  12. Mekel Blash arrested in Chocolate Hole slaying of James MalfettiRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Police arrested a St. Thomas man in connection with the January 2014 murder of James Malfetti in Chocolate Hole on St. John. V.I. Police arrested Mekel Blash, 27, of Nadir about 5:30 p.m. Friday and charged him with first-degree murder; second-degree murder; first-degree assault; third-degree assault; using a dangerous weapon during a crime of violence; grand larceny; and first-degree burglary.

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  13. CAHS alum shares ocean research with studentsRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The first two-week mission looking at fish-spawning grounds and mapping the ocean floor has ended and the next month-long mission to look at fish populations in local waters has begun aboard the research vessel Nancy Foster. On Thursday, about 40 Charlotte Amalie High School science students got to tour the boat and visit the high-tech laboratory when the scientists do their work.

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  14. St. John group just $3,100 short of green dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The Island Green Living Association, a local nonprofit based on St. John, has taken it upon themselves to start a real recycling program in the territory. For years, the volunteer organization has been working toward that goal, and now it is one step closer, having just purchased a can crusher.

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  15. Local Recommended Pro Announces Christina Sciarretta as its Top Performing Realtor for March 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | CNN

    This iReport has been removed because it was flagged by the community and found to be in violation of the iReport Community Guidelines and Terms of Use . Today, April 3rd, marks the Christian holiday Good Friday here in Jerusalem and at sundown it also happens to be the first day of Pesach Sunrise on the Caribbean.

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  16. Another Beautiful Day BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | CNN

    Sunrise on the Caribbean. View from our window of Thatch Cay,USVI , St. John, USVI and Tortola, British Virgin Islands .

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  17. U.S. Virgin Islands' Real Estate Market Turning AroundRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | Nu Wire Investor

    In that haven of luxury residential properties St. John , the average home sales price fell slightly in 2014 - but only by 1.5%, to approximately US$1.04 million, according to Islandia Real Estate . This is a drop - but it is a sharp improvement from the price decline of 10.9% in 2013, and the decline of no less than 31.3% in 2012.

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  18. DPNR stands behind Summer's End decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Department of Planning and Natural Resources Acting Commissioner Dawn Henry has responded to the federal agency that has pulled a $1.3 million grant for the proposed Summer's End marina in Coral Bay, St. John. Henry acknowledged the federal agency's decision to withdraw the bulk of the grant, but she defended the V.I. government's decisions to issue local land and water permits for the project.

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  19. Feds pull $300K Summer's End marina grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    A federal agency has withdrawn grant funding earmarked for the Summer's End 145-slip marina and additional facilities development in Coral Bay, St. John. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had awarded grant funding for the marina under the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program in December 2013.

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  20. Ancient petroglyphs, today's graffiti have nothing in commonRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Jacksonville Daily News

    If you're a hiking aficionado, a lover of nature or a student of primitive cultures, a descent down the Reef Bay Trail on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands hits the trifecta of awesomeness.

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