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Temporary Office Closures of VI SHIP/Medicare Scheduled

There will be a temporary office closure of the VI SHIP/Medicare St. Croix and St. Thomas offices from July 6…

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Undercurrents: Street Naming Project Still in the Works

The move to standardize the territory’s system of street and roadway addresses and put them into a computerized program accessible to everyone is – despite appearances – not dead.

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2015-07-06 22:58:09
Fred Watts’ Life Celebrated in Pennsylvania, St. Thomas

The life of Fred Watts, local attorney and full-throated musician, will be celebrated in two memorials – one in Pennsylvania July 15 and on St. Thomas on Aug. 15.

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2015-07-06 22:48:10
Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

 School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started an intensive week of competitive sailing in Antigua

The nine sailors from St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are competing in the 2015 North America Championship which has attracted 163 sailors from 23 countries.
With a 10-day program that includes training, five days of fleet racing and one day of team racing, these young sailors have a busy schedule from July 3 until July 1.
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2015-07-06 11:20:42
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Man Shot During Armed Robbery in Kirwan Terrace

St. Thomas police are investigating a robbery in Kirwan Terrace that put one man in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

According to VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, police responding to a report of shots being fired in the area discovered that a 24-year-old man had been shot at least once in the upper body after being robbed of his jewelry. The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical technicians and taken to the hospital.

While at the hospital, the victim told police that he was walking in the housing community when he was approached by two unknown suspects who grabbed for the gold chain and pendant around his neck. The victim said he was shot after trying to fight the suspects, who fled the area on foot.

Police hunted the area for the suspects, but no arrests have been made yet. Residents with information about the incident are asked to call 714-9834, 715-5522 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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