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Clayton Laurent, Jr. preps last year for his pro debut. He will make his second pro fight Saturday in Brooklyn.

V.I.’s Laurent Prepares for Second Pro Fight

For the first time in months, V.I. heavyweight boxer Clayton Laurent, Jr. took Tuesday morning off. Unlike every day for the past eight weeks, his daily routine didn’t include putting hours in at the gym, prepping for his fight Saturday.
Carson Delledonne mixes up a cocktail with Mutiny Island Vodka behind the bar at 40 Stand Eatery.

Mutiny Island Vodka Has the Taste of the Tropics

Todd Manley had been thinking about creating a liquor with the taste of the islands, a vodka that would pay tribute to his island home. A decade after the idea came to him, he launched Mutiny Island vodka, made with local breadfruit.
Satellite photo taken at 10:15 p.m. AST Tuesday shows Hurricane Florencein the mid-Atlantic. (NOAA photo)

New System Moving Off African Coast Likely to Develop

Hurricane Florence has continued to grow in strength but is not believed to pose any threat to land, but a broad low pressure system have moved off the coast of Africa and is given an 80 percent chance of tropical development in the next five days.
Photo taken in September shows hurricane damaged property on St. John. Monday is the deadline to apply for an SBA loan for help recover from the disaster.

Nonprofits Working To Help St. Johnians Rebuild Resiliently

Several St. John nonprofit organizations are working together to help St. John homeowners rebuild in a more resilient, storm-resistant fashion after last year's storms.
Sen. Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly sponsored several of the bills approved in Friday's session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senate Votes to Update Insurance Laws

The Senate approved three bills Friday to bring the territory’s oversight of insurance more in line with uniform stateside laws and bringing it closer to compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ expectations for accreditation.
Sen. Dwayne DeGraff (D-STT) speaks at Friday's session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senate Passes Pre-Election Tax Cuts, Pay Raises

With 67 days to go before the general election and a structural budget deficit of around $200 million, the Legislature passed a property tax cut for veterans and senior citizens and a pay raise for government employees, during its session Friday.

Forecast Calls for TS Florence to Swing North of Caribbean

Tropical Storm Florence continues to move westward across the Atlantic, but is expected to be turned north, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday.
Aubrey Frett

Aubrey Frett Arrested, Charged in Hospital Ground Homicide

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested a suspect in the Saturday homicide at the Hospital Ground area in Charlotte Amalie. Aubrey Frett, 29, was arrested at 10:45 a.m. Monday pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Court.

VIPD Identifies Body Found in Burned Car

A body found in burned out car July 16 on Hamms Bluff, Frederiksted, has been identified through DNA testing, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday. According to police, the test identified the victim as 22-year-old Emile Brin.
The Health Department dedicated a state-of-the art ambulance boat in Sprauve's name in 2015. The vessel sustained minor damage in the passage of Hurricane Irma. After it was repaired a few weeks later, Sprauve took the wheel and guided it back to Cruz Bay.

St. John Emergency Responder Dies After Nine Calls to 911 Go Unanswered

When an emergency responder on St. John suffered a health crisis, repeated calls to the 911 center went unanswered and by the time help could be summoned, the man had died, his brother said.

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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.
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BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin Brownie Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff.
DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veterans Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin Brownie Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July.
Gade is the Danish word for street. Thats how long General Gades been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas oldest communities.
Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion.
For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman.
He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John.
De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event.

 

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