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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

In the new novel Land of Love and Drowning , the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Boston.com

book review - Land of Love and Drowning' by Tiphanie Yanique

'Land of Love and Drowning,'' Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel, is a saga, though not strictly speaking a generational one.

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CNN

U.S. Virgin Islands Going Green

Today the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and Vitol Virgin Islands Corporation announced the arrival of the first shipment of eight empty LPG storage tanks.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Kids Count report takes a look back to move forward

The latest Kids Count report takes a look at trends affecting the territory's children during a 20 year period, finding some disturbing trends but also showing some positive signs for the future of Virgin Islands youth.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Supporters, opponents of gay marriage rally in Emancipation Garden

Daily News Photo by AISHA-ZAKIYA BOYD Supporters of gay marriage hold up signs in protest during an anti-gay marriage rally Thursday morning in Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas.

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Caribbean News Now!

USVI historian to deliver keynote lecture at upcoming slavery conference in Norway

Wayne James, fashion designer, lawyer, former US Virgin Islands senator, historian, and author of the soon-to-be released book on men's manners, Manly Manners: Lifestyle and Etiquette for the Young Man of the 21st Century, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the October 11-12, 2014, conference in Oslo, Norway.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

SFGate

Landlubber's guide to the Caribbean's top cruise ports

Honeymoon Bay and Solomon Bay are among the beaches that see little foot traffic on airport-less St. John, a short ferry ride from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Jury finds 4 men guilty in Imperial Jewelers robbery

All four men on trial for the armed robbery of the Imperial Jewelry Store were convicted by a federal jury late Wednesday afternoon.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

WAPA receives 18 new storage tanks for liquid propane

More than a dozen board members and officials of the V.I. Water and Power Authority were on hand Wednesday morning for the arrival of the first eight of 18 liquid propane gas storage tanks being delivered to the territory.

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Free Republic

ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Sen. Nelson again pushes medical pot referendum

Sen. Terrence Nelson once again is pushing for a ballot referendum involving marijuana, this time to get voters' opinions about legalizing medical marijuana in the territory.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Fewer cruise ship calls mean over $18 million in lost economic activity for USVI

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Plaskett files FEC complaint against Malone

Delegate to Congress candidate Stacey Plaskett sent this photo, taken by her husband, to local media and claims a man she says is a Bureau of Corrections inmate is erecting a tent for opponent Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone's campaign on Dec. 29 at Randall "Doc" James Racetrack on St. Croix.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

Yanique makes U.S. Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

"Land of Love and Drowning" , by Tiphanie Yanique For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Gov. calls for second special session in 2 weeks

Despite a request from the Legislature to push the date back, Gov. John deJongh Jr. is sticking with his decision to call the Senate into special session Wednesday.

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Sys-Con Media

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation Listed on the GXG Markets

GXG Markets runs an SME dedicated exchange that operates a European Regulated Market, as well as two junior markets regulated under GXG Markets' Multilateral Trading Facility authorization.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

Port Authority creates new position, OKs several leases and contracts

The V.I. Port Authority board approved a number of leases, contracts and change orders and also directed staff to provide a summary of all capital project budget transfers, along with staff summaries, to the board for review and approval.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Miami Herald

Lifea s not easy in the islands

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes.

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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Transcontinental Movement of Asian Genotype Chikungunya Virus

To the Editor: Chikungunya virus , a mosquitotransmitted virus , was first isolated >60 years ago in Africa and is responsible for epidemics of acute polyarthralgia.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Virgin Islands Daily News

GERS discusses Havensight management contract with WICO behind closed doors

In the part of the meeting closed to the public, the board discussed the still-unsigned management contract with the West Indian Co.

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