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The bee yard is silent after more than 250,000 bees suddenly died, possibly from improper use of a chemical spray. (Photo by Tony Downs)

Thousands of Bees Killed by Possible Improper Spraying

Local beekeeper Toni Downs of Queen Caribee recently went out to her eight hives and found all the bees – more than 250,000 of them – dead. She believes the culprit to be insecticide or some other chemical being applied carelessly.
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Memorial Weekend Keeps Territory’s Vets Busy

Many residents look on Memorial Day weekend as three days of relaxation. But members of American Legion Post 102, like many veterans across the territory, haven't been relaxing this weekend. Instead, they've been very busy.
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Volunteers post the times for the Beach to Beach Power Swim.

Beach-to-Beach Power Swim Draws 340 Swimmers

Around St. John, you may start seeing a lot of T-shirts with an image of a purple octopus waving its tentacles, the design that graces the prized shirts given to the 340 swimmers, the 120 volunteers, and staff of this year’s Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.
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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Trains 60 VIPD Officers

This course improves the interdiction of impaired drivers, trains 60 officers in Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training.
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Government Sends Out More Tax Refunds

The V.I. Government announced Thursday that it was sending out 1,857 refunds totaling more than $4 million.
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Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix

Two men, one of them an off-duty police officer, were injured Thursday in the Calquon area, in a shooting incident in which a communication breakdown appears to have caused a friendly-fire shooting.
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DHS Division of Family Assistance to Close for Mandatory Training

The Division of Family Assistance has announced that the offices in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts will be closed for mandatory policy training.
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Police, Monitors Say Consent Decree Compliance Within Reach

One of the police officials charged with bringing the Virgin Islands Police Department into compliance with a federal consent decree told a judge on Thursday the goal should be reached by year’s end.
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The Ulla F. Muller Bamboula Dancers at Thursday's African Liberation Day ceremony at the St. Thomas Legislature complex

African Liberation Day Ceremonies Focus on Empowering Youth

Students, community groups and the V.I. Senate on Thursday commemorated African Liberation Day and Heritage Week with cultural activities on the grounds of the V.I. Legislature.
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