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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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Homelessness In Territory a ‘Revolving Door Crisis,’ Senate Panel Told

Homelessness in the U.S. Virgin Islands is in a crisis that could get worse as resources from the federal government dwindle, members of the Senate Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning were told Wednesday.
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Retiree Groups Sue Government Over Missing Payments

Groups representing retired Virgin Islands government workers on Tuesday filed a petition in Superior Court seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the territorial government to pay at least $21 million it owes the retirement fund.
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Bermudez Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Fraud and Tax Charges

Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, formerly of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court on St. Thomas to theft of federal program funds and making and subscribing a false income tax return, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.
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V.I. Carnival 2017 Schedule

Schedule for V.I. Carnival 2017
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Nine Calypsonians Move on to Carnival Final

Eighteen calypsonians battled Saturday night for the opportunity to become one of nine finalist to compete against the reigning Calypso Queen, Caribbean Queen for the 2017 Calypso Monarch title.
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Danes Offer Scholarships to UVI Students, Fund Local Projects

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced his country will fund 10 scholarships for students from the University of the Virgin Islands to study at one semester at a Danish university.
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St. Thomas farmer Charles Leonard gives growing tips to shoppers at the March 25 St. John Garden Fair.

Growing Pains: St. John Fair Promotes Gardening

In spite of cloudy skies that threatened a downpour, dozens of St. John residents showed up at the Agriculture Center in Coral Bay to attend the Garden Fair on March 25.
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