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CHRISTIANSTED — The three carjacking robbers who tailed a police officer and a businesswoman on St. Croix knew they were following people with $40,000 to $100,000 cash in their vehicle — at least. And the two people shot in the incident, the off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Officer Jefferson

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NEITHER LEAN NOR MEAN: Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande and Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on Thursday and charged in connection with the East End carjacking rape that happened in May. Cristobal Perez Jr. was arrested on charges that he conspired with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they don’t know how many suspects robbed the Home Depot at gunpoint on St. Thomas on Saturday night or how much money was taken during the robbery. Home Depot store employees were held hostage during the armed robbery incident, but police said that they also

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ARRESTED: Hansel Castillo on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — Three men were arrested on Friday and being held in connection with the carjacking-robbery of an off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer and his female companion. Hansel Castillo, 27,  and Luis Angel Fraticelli, were charged with first-degree robbery in a gunpoint

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — An off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer and his female companion were shot in the vehicle he was driving by three men who robbed them of cash. The incident took place before 10:30 a.m. in broad daylight on the Northside Road near Villa La Reine

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SHOT TO DEATH: Juan Carlos Ilarraza, 26, of St. Croix ORLANDO — Police are still looking for answers as to why a former St. Croix resident who was wanted for murder here was shot to death earlier this year in Orange County, Fla. About 3:20 a.m. on April 8, deputies

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CHRISTIANSTED — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that all three beaches are on St. Croix and one on St. John are not considered safe

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By POLLY HOPPIN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS As health professionals with expertise in the links between air pollution and human health, we are writing to express our grave concern about and opposition to the proposed plan to dispose of wood debris on the Virgin Islands by burning

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ESTATE BODY SLOB, Mid Island St. Croix — Saying senators have not offered an alternative to handle the massive amount of debris created by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Thursday vetoed legislation that would ban any controlled burning by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Mapp has said that

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CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he met with all of his Cabinet members on St. Croix and that all of them are happy to report that none of them are hurting after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I thought the public ought to know this,” Mapp said, “because it

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