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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches on all three islands in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that three beaches on St. Thomas failed: Lindquist and Sapphire this

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: JOSEPH SIMMONDS FOR ALLEGED RAPE OF MINOR FEMALE. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man has been accused in the rape of a female minor earlier in the week. Joseph Simmonds, 25, of New Works, was arrested about 3:49 p.m. on Wednesday after admitting to having sexual

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ARRESTED WHILE IN A CHARLOTTE AMALIE JAIL: AUBREY A. “BIGGS” FRETT ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man charged in a September murder in Hospital Ground has been charged in another shooting in the same area that took place about a month before it. Aubrey A. “Biggs” Frett,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One year after two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes devastated the territory, progress is being made in the Virgin Islands’ recovery. Homes are being repaired, schools are back in session, roads are free of debris, ports are open and composite utility poles are standing tall. Since hurricanes Irma

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that it is no longer accepting green waste at the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill. The public and all haulers are asked to hold their green waste until collection resumes on Monday, October 22, 2018. “The VIWMA Preserving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has called the 32ndLegislature into Special Session on October 26th to consider his proposal to provide free college tuition to Virgin Islanders. Mapp said he submitted the free tuition plan to the Legislature five weeks ago. “The President of the University has indicated that any further

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Janette Millin Young said that she was an eyewitness and “willing listener” to the “strong protests” that WAPA employees voiced at the Earle B. Ottley Complex on Wednesday. The most important issue before the employees was a proposed bargaining agreement that WAPA employees said “did not

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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SAN JUAN – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 2,325 pounds of cocaine Oct. 13, from a go-fast vessel near Las Paulinas Beach in the municipality of Luquillo. The cocaine has an estimated street value

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17 YEARS ON THE LAM BUT FINALLY CAPTURED: REYNARLDO RIVERA JR. OF ST. THOMAS ATLANTA — A St. Thomas man wanted in connection to a 2001 murder has been arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia and detained pending his extradition to the territory. Reynarldo Rivera Jr. — whose name is also given as

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