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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 33-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested Wednesday night on domestic violence-related charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Ricardo Rhymer, 33 of Agnes Fancy, was arrested about 8 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, the VIPD said. Rhymer was arrested after

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by Massachusetts, New York and California. The investigation, announced this week, came as nearly two dozen state attorneys

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make her first official visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 30-31. Joined by Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina, Secretary Jewell will meet with Gov. Kenneth Mapp, deliver keynote remarks at the 99th Transfer Day Ceremony and join the

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MIAMI — The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is reporting an insightful mission to Miami and Fort Lauderdale earlier this month, including the territory’s participation at Seatrade Global 2016. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, the USVI’s tourism commissioner, reported strong interest in the Ports of the Virgin Islands from dozens of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old Puerto Rican native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to attempting to sell cocaine, federal authorities said on Tuesday. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan made the guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez after admitting to trying to possess cocaine with the intent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 37-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for attempting to smuggle four kilograms of marijuana into the territory, according to federal authorities. Kasimir Asim McClean was given that sentence and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute about four

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia woman and a St. Thomian were charged in federal court with attempting to smuggle hashish and marijuana into the territory, according to authorities. Daniell Sherre Combs, 31, of Atlanta and C’quan Celestine, 21, of St. Thomas, made their initial appearance on Saturday, March 26, 2016,

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MANAGUA — Crews aboard two Canadian warships are being credited with seizing 700 kilograms of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean. The Royal Canadian Navy says HMCS Summerside was taking part in Operation Caribbe on March 7 when it intercepted a 12 metre sailboat off the coast of Nicaragua.

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WASHINGTON — Terminix will pay $10 million for using an illegal pesticide in the U.S. Virgin Islands that almost killed a family last year, federal officials said. The family of four from Delaware was vacationing on St. John at the Sirenusa Resort when they all became seriously ill after the

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CHRISTIANSTED — No new cases of Zika were confirmed this week, as reported in today’s Zika surveillance report, according to the V.I. Department of Health. The total confirmed Zika cases remain at 12 cases, 11 of which are on St. Croix and one on St. Thomas, the Health Department said

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