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10 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

U.S. Forest Service to take inventory of V.I. forests

This year, that measurement could change, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has sent three people to take an inventory of the forests on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John during a period of between six and eight months, starting this month.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, World News, Central America

14 hrs ago | Virgin Islands Daily News

Donoe Bypass solar facility on track to be done in November

Daily News Photo by DENA FISHER Construction workers carry solar panels down the hill for installation Monday at the new solar energy facility along the Donoe Bypass on St. Thomas.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, Central America

18 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Virgin Islands senator carjacked while campaigning

A U.S. Virgin Islands legislator has suffered a carjacking as she and a staff member were posting campaign signs, police said Tuesday.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Travel smart: Rebirth for a Virgin Islands resort

A Caribbean resort is rising from the dead -- and it has singer Jimmy Buffett to thank.

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Related Topix: World News, Central America, Jimmy Buffett, Pop/Rock, Family, Hook, Comedy Movies, Adventure

Examiner.com

Weather History: August 24: Record temps, storms, tornadoes, hail & 'Andrew'

What's the most humid city in the United States? Quillayute, WA, has an average relative humidity of 83%.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Downpour causes little damage across V.I.

A passing storm system brought rain and wind to the territory Friday, during which a telephone pole was downed in Hull Bay on St. Thomas, blocking the road and knocking out power in parts of the neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, World News, Central America, Flood

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Letter: USVI needs long term master plan to achieve economic growth and sustainability

Dear Sir: The St Croix Strategic Economic Development Initiative will submit proposed legislation to create a local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Master Plan, in order for the US Virgin Islands to achieve long term economic growth and sustainability.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

V.I. GDP drops 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2013

Daily News file photo Growth in tourism and rum exports failed to make up for the loss of HOVENSA, according to the latest report on the V.I.'s Gross Domestic Product.

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The Vermont Standard

Edward Forrest Obituary, 49

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Edward H. Forrest who passed away Thursday, August 7. Born May 15, 1965 in Lowell MA the son of Charles and Ruth Forrest, Edward was raised in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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Phillymag.com

9 Awesome Hotels for Your Destination Wedding In the US Virgin Islands

That particular neck of the woods is made up of the lovely islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, and US Today has very nicely rounded up three resorts on each island that make for fantastic destination wedding locales, where you can tie the knot amidst some of the most magical tropical scenery around.

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USA Today

Best destination wedding hotels in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Choosing among the three U.S. Virgin Islands for a wedding or honeymoon can pose a happy challenge since each has outstanding hotels and beaches.

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Related Topix: Wedding, World News, Central America, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Caribbean Travel, Travel, Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Travel, Virgin Islands Travel, Jersey County, Channel Islands, United Kingdom

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

New property valuations to appear on forthcoming bills

After 14 years of legal battles, legislative fights and delays, V.I. property owners will soon be getting their 2013 property tax bills - the first bills issued using the new property valuations and the new tax structure.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Obama: Citizenship not a fundamental right for Virgin Islanders

In a legal brief filed last week, the Obama administration took the position that citizenship is not a fundamental right of people born in unincorporated U.S. territories.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, US News, Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Central America, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Philly.com

Terence Todman | Former ambassador, 88

Terence Todman, 88, who served as U.S. ambassador to six nations during a four-decade career in which he became the senior African American diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, died Wednesday at a hospital on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

HOVENSA sales process deadline passes as both parties agree to 15-day extension

Daily News file photo The sales process period for the shuttered HOVENSA oil refinery on St. Croix ended Friday, but the government has agreed to a 15-day extension.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Caribbean Genealogy Library class aims to help Virgin Islanders learn more about Jewish ancestors

It may be surprising, but many prominent St. Thomas families - Robles, Lindo, Benjamin, Hoheb, Monsanto, Maduro, Isaac, Sasso, Gabriel - have Jewish ancestors who came to the islands while escaping persecution.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

DeJongh vetoes bill ending pension payments to spouses of deceased...

Gov. John deJongh Jr. took action on a number of bills passed by the 30th Legislature, including vetoing a number of bills and approving a ballot referendum on medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Pension, Marijuana, World News, Central America, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Daily News

WAPA won't convert to propane until next year

Daily News file photo The V.I. Water and Power Authority said Thursday that customers will have to wait until 2015 to see benefits from WAPA's conversion to propane, a project that includes building this storage facility at the WAPA plant on St. Thomas.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

St. Croix lawyer appeals judge's dismissal of lawsuit questioning...

St. Croix attorney Emile Henderson III has appealed a V.I. Superior Court order that dismisses a challenge to Sen. Alicia Hansen's eligibility to run for office in the General Election.

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SFGate

'Land of Love and Drowning,' by Tiphanie Yanique review: Virgin Islands saga

Rona Jaffe Foundation award winner Tiphanie Yanique, from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, has taken elements of her own background to fashion "Land of Love and Drowning," a brave, passionate saga of three generations.

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