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Table Talk: The Return of Left Banc

A taste of old St. Thomas has returned with the reopening of the Left Banc restaurant at its old location on Curacao Gade, where the entrance is smartly redone. Its namesake would beyond a doubt be happy with the reincarnation – walls covered with art, and tables covered with great fo
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When a Dog Dies

Discovery of a dog killed in traffic prompts action by Source publisher and a reminder of V.I. law that imposes obligations on motorists who strike an animal. This story includes a photo of the dead dog, in the hope that its owners will recognize it and know what became of their pet.
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Janelle Sarauw Wins Vacant Senate Seat

Janelle Sarauw nabbed the St. Thomas-St. John district’s vacant Senate seat in a special election Saturday. According to the unofficial numbers Sarauw received 1,234 votes. (Story has been updated to include Saturday night's unofficial final vote.)
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McKenzie Pleads Guilty in Auction Scheme

Edward McKenzie, 61, pleaded guilty in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction and has been sentenced to a suspended jail term of 90 days, supervised probation for one year and 100 hours of community service for his role in the conspiracy, the Attorney General's
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New Liquor, Cigarette Taxes Go Into Effect May 1

Unpopular new taxes on tobacco, sodas and liquor aimed at helping reduce the V.I. government's structural budget deficit go into effect May 1. Mapp called the new excise tax rates "sin taxes" when his administration proposed them in December of 2016. After some changes, the Senate app
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Solar Sprint Lights Up Students Again

The Virgin Islands Energy Office revived the Junior Solar Sprint competition Thursday at the Sunshine Mall, a race featuring solar cars built by middle schools students. 12 schools took part, and Elena Christian Junior High took top honors.
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United Adding Houston-STT Flights

Expect a spike in Texas tourists to the territory this summer as United Airlines adds daily flights from Houston to St. Thomas. The July to August daily flights are an off-season boon, said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
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CSU Team Predicts Slightly Below-Average 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane researchers from Colorado State University on Thursday predicted a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season for 2017.
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V.I. Payless Shoes Not Immediately Affected by Parent’s Bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource announced Wednesday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is immediately closing about 400 of its roughly 4,400 stores worldwide. The chain's three V.I. stores are not on the list of stores to be closed thus far.
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The QE IV docks at Gallows Bay at the end of its second day’s run between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Ferry Begins STX to STT Service

After delays for testing on high seas, the QE IV steamed out of Gallows Bay Tuesday and has been on schedule since then, making the crossing between St. Croix and St. Thomas islands in just over two hours, according to the boat’s captain.
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