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SENTENCED: ESTANISLAO DE JESUS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100

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NHC projections for Tropical Depression 16 MIAMI — A late-season tropical depression has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it’s expected to become a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 35 mph (56 kph) with additional strengthening forecast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center

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A TIME TO TALK … NOT BUILD: Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and will continue to strengthen bonds that were never shaky to begin with. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and premier and minister of finance of the BVI, Orlando Smith will meet

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DING OF THE ROAD: Richard Branson ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — British billionaire Richard Branson says he was certain he was going to die in a biking accident in Virgin Gorda earlier this week in which he injured his cheek and tore some ligaments. The Virgin boss, who has built a

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 MISSING TEEN: Kiara Fahie CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are asking for the public’s help to find a missing minor from the British Virgin Islands. Police said that 16-year-old Kiara Fahie was last seen on Monday, August 1 near Estate Frydenhoj wearing a long black and white animal

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             CAPTURED: TAHIRA CHARLES CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wanted for murder by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) was delivered to them by BVI authorities after he was allegedly injured during in an incident of gun violence in neighboring Tortola. On Monday, August 1,

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WANTED: Rachid Rafaa PHILIPSBURG – Alleged Jihadi terrorist Rachid Rafaa remains at large and people in the Eastern Caribbean are asked to stay vigilant. According to Martinique authorities, Rafaa had been under house arrest there since May 2014 as part of a deportation order. Rafaa disappeared from the house he was

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MIAMI — A tropical wave is expected to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, bringing rain and gusty wind, the National Hurricane Center said today (July 29). Meanwhile, a second tropical wave in the Atlantic has become better organized. According to forecasters, the first wave is about 1,200 miles east of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The journey that ended in tragedy began July 9 in Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island whose control is shared by France and the Netherlands. On board were 19 people including 15 Cubans, one Colombian, one Dominican and two residents of St. Maarten. They were headed to St.

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                     Maho Bay in St. John NEW YORK — Two of our Virgin Islands rank high in an annual survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands ranked No. 1 in a survey of the best

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