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  1. 3 Caribbean islands that will recharge your batteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    ... romantic (literal translation: fat virgin), but everything else about this laid-back paradise in the British Virgin Islands definitely is. Accessible by boat from the main island of Tortola, Virgin Gorda - like most of the BVIs - has ...

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  2. UVI to honor 8 high-achieving studentsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Virgin Islands Daily News

    University Bound, the University of the Virgin Islands program that prepares high school students for college and helps them navigate the admissions process, will honor eight high-achieving students from St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon. The students come from schools across the island and University Bound will provide each of them with a scholarship to pay for books and supplies during their first year of school.

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

    Yesterday | 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 for the holiday. The University of the Virgin Islands and Innovative Business Centers in each district also will be closed.

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  4. Non-profit brings voting rights campaign to V.I.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Quirks of federal law and a century-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling about the shipment of oranges keep residents of territories like the U.S. Virgin Islands from having the right to vote in presidential elections. The We the People Project - a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. - thinks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act is the right time for a legal challenges to change the antiquated rules.

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  5. Griffiths: deJongh misappropriated fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Virgin Islands Daily News

    ... were redirected from the roadway funds to your Mafolie residence," she said. "Moreover, the government of the Virgin Islands needs to fully assess the nature and consequences of your conduct and the resulting loss to the government, to include any ...

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  6. WAPA board OK's contract changesRead the original story

    Friday | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority board passed a series of motions unanimously Thursday, with the exception of a contract for transporting vehicle fuel, which board member and Public Works Commissioner designee Gustav James voted against on the grounds that the price was too high. The board approved an addition of $480,810 to a contract with Rockwell Automation, an industrial software company that WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr. said will ensure WAPA is in line with the Clean Air Act, as well as an addition of $298,000 to a contract with Black & Veatch, the engineering consulting firm that is drawing up plans for WAPA to expand its alternative energy business.

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  7. Washington mansion fire: Friends mourn slain familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KWNN-FM Stockton

    They were a wealthy family who seemingly lived a charmed life, with a $4.5 million mansion in one of Washington's toniest neighborhoods, a second home in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a growing business in Puerto Rico. Police say Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, and their 10-year-old son Philip were killed inside the home last week.

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  8. Dive deals galore from the BVIRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    Diving is one of the most popular activities in the British Virgin Islands , with locations for every skill level from 25 to 100 feet. An archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays, the British Virgin Islands are located in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea.

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  9. D.C. quadruple murder suspect in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WPTV Local News

    They were a wealthy family who seemed to live a charmed life, with a $4.5 million mansion in one of Washington's toniest neighborhoods, a second home in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a growing business in Puerto Rico. Police say Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, and their 10-year-old son Philip were killed inside the home last week.

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  10. Is this the best view in the world?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | CNN

    ... of Singapore. The port is the world's transshipment port. Enrique Rodriguez, who lives in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, says he must have flown over this view 300 times before he actually noticed it. On the last trip, he took out his camera and ...

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  11. Virgin Islands top court permits second-parent adoptions by same-sex couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Jurist

    The children's fathers are anonymous sperm donors who knowingly waived all of their parental rights. The biological mother and her same-sex partner filed an adoption petition in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands [official website] in December 2012, which the court rejected.

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  12. Services Planned for Ken and Jane YoungRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Patch.com

    Kenneth A. & Jane West Young of Sudbury died unexpectedly on May 4, 2015 while vacationing in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with their son. Ken & Jane were both longtime residents of Sudbury and were active in their community.

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  13. Best shots from the window seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | CNN

    ... of Singapore. The port is the world's transshipment port. Enrique Rodriguez, who lives in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, says he must have flown over this view 300 times before he actually noticed it. On the last trip, he took out his camera and ...

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  14. Officials ponder Internet options for territory's first respondersRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    Virgin Islands law enforcement officials met on Tuesday with representatives from FirstNet, a government agency charged with placing first responders on a high-speed Internet and cellular network. The discussion took place at Government House and included Police Commissioner designee Delroy Richards Sr., St. Thomas-St.

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  15. V.I. Public Television working on deal to bring back NPRRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    National Public Radio could be back on the airwaves in the territory by the end of summer if all goes as planned at the Virgin Islands Public Television System. "The good news is that my board passed an expenditure for me to go ahead and get the infrastructure in place to get NPR programming," said Tanya Singh, V.I. Public Television System chief executive officer.

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  16. Pesticide workshop plannedRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The Department of Planning and Natural Resources will conduct pesticide control workshops in partnership with the University of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, the National Park Service and the University of the Virgin Islands. Topics of the workshops include pesticide management; label changes; pest management issues and trends; use of pesticides in sensitive areas; and pesticide, safety, disposal and storage.

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  17. WAPA gets permit to proceed with propane work on St. CroixRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    ... Rhymer. Hodge said a large gas carrier will be loading LPG in the latter part of June for its journey to the Virgin Islands with the initial shipment of propane. "We anticipate that the large gas carrier will arrive in the first days of July. It ...

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  18. Free night at observatoryRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    The University of the Virgin Islands College of Science and Mathematics will host a free public observing session from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Etelman Observatory on St. Thomas. The evening will also feature a video presentation and lecture discussing some of the extraordinary planets that have been discovered orbiting stars outside of our solar system.

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  19. Mapp administration wants house for PotterRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Virgin Islands Daily News

    ... Oregon and Wyoming - do not have the position of lieutenant governor in their executive branch. Former Virgin Islands Lt. Gov. Gerard James told the Daily News on Monday, "I stayed at the governor's mansion on St. Croix, in the area of Sion Farm. ...

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  20. Detroit R&B-jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly dead at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    ... Ralphe Armstrong tells the Detroit Free Press that Barnes-Kennerly died Friday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she went for a performance. He says she had at least two strokes in recent years and died of heart failure. ...

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