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BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Burglars Hit Head Start Program

Computers and other associated hardware were stolen when burglars broke into the offices of the Head Start program on St. Croix, the Department of Human Services announced Tuesday.

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2016-05-24 21:59:09
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

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2016-05-24 21:50:49
Deaths — St. Croix
St. Clair Wynter Dies in Newark, New Jersey

St. Clair Wynter died on Saturday, May 7, in Newark, New Jersey.
          He is survived by his mother, Deseree Wynter; father, Noel Wynter; sisters: Vernarine Tuckett, Robertine Wynter Martin, Jackie Wynter and Janelle Jeffers; brother, Wesley Wynter; brothers-in-law: Wayne Martin, Arnie Jeffers and Robert Tuckett; nieces: Brithney and Autumn Wynter; nephews: Akeen Dyer, Vevonte' Sweeney, Jovaun Jeffers, Shoyan France and Keon Martin; great niece, Erricka Dyer; aunts: Oraine Roper, Ena Viera, Dulcie Wynter and Melda Sweeney; uncles: Delroy Sweeney, Eszart Wynter, Charles Roper, Morris Simpson and Vaughn Sweeney; special friends: Mario Coates, Rigel Fontbuena, Robert Hiwat, Terrance Patmore, Theophilus Christopher and Julliette Soudatt; cousins and other relatives: Melbourne, Stephen, Denisha, Demitre, Deshawn and Sheldon Sweeney, Minerve Delauney, Hazeline Titre, Brittney, Brandon, Gabriel, and Ezart Wynters Jr.; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
          There will be a viewing held at 9 a.m. and a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Kingshill Cemetery.
All arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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