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STAR to Hold 36th Annual Carnival Mile April 29

The St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners (STAR) will host the 36th Annual Carnival Mile at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29.
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Hurdler Eddie Lovett Achieves No. 6 in World Ranking

Eddie Lovett achieved top IAAF World Ranking to No. 6 on the list with his first place 13.52 performance in Jacksonville, Fla., this past weekend.
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Territory on Flash Flood Watch Through Sunday

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a flash flood watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with portions of Puerto Rico, effective through Sunday evening.
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Michelle Gray, archaeological technician from the Southeast Archaeological Center, left and David Gadsby, archaeologist from the National Park Service Slave Wrecks Project, this week were digging for artifacts at Fort Christiansvaern. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Slave Wrecks Offer Clues about Difficult History

The National Park Service lecture room in the Danish Company Warehouse on Company Street, Christiansted, was filled Tuesday night with about 100 people who learned about where many slaves may have begun their journey.
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Incoming WICO head Clifford Graham, left, and outgoing head Joseph Boschulte participate in Wednesday’s task force meeting.

Graham Named New WICO Chief; Boschulte Working with Tourism

The first meeting of a task force to improve the visitor experience within Charlotte Amalie started with announcements about new appointments, including the movement of former West Indian Company Ltd. chief Joseph Boschulte to Tourism.
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St. Thomas Swimming Association Seeking Sponsors for Its Annual Golf Tournament

The St. Thomas Swimming Association will hold its Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 21, at the Mahogany Run Golf Course.
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14th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Set for May 28

This year’s event will be the largest ever, with 350 competitors. Hosted by Friends of V.I. National Park, it will raise money for preservation, conservation and education programs.
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New Commercial Fishing License Was Issued Despite Moratorium

In 2001 the Virgin Islands put a moratorium on issuing new commercial fishing licenses in order to protect the territory’s fisheries, but at least one has been issued in the last year, and that under murky circumstances.
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Senate Bill Would Increase Floor on Franchise Taxes

Franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, will increase slightly, if legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee becomes law.
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Senate Panel Supports Reducing WICO Alternative Tax

WICO will see its payment in lieu of taxes go down from $700,000 per year to $250,000, all of which will be used to maintain and operate the Estate Catherineberg structure as a museum, if a measure OK'd in Committee is approved by the Senate.
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