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MARIGOT — French authorities on Saint Martin seized 285 kilograms (628 pounds) of cocaine worth some $27.4 million. Gerald Darmanin, France’s minister of public action and accounts, said the bust took place on Monday when coastguards approached a boat in territorial waters near Saint Martin, an island 1,500 kilometres (932

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The holidays came early this year for children in the territory as the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association and St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association worked alongside the Puerto Rico branch of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to distribute toys to nearly 1,800 children in Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native who was deported from the United States last year for drug trafficking got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge for trying to sneak into the territory in May. Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A BVI native and a Florida man who allegedly brought a combined $88,000 to the territory in their luggage from the BVI were charged with two federal crimes in St. Thomas today. A federal Grand Jury today returned separate indictments against Mikiel Robin, 21, of Road Town,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury decided that a British Virgin Islands native must stand trial for allegedly bringing 11 pounds of cocaine by ferry boat to the territory. A federal Grand Jury today returned an indictment against Shane C. Freeman, 32, of Road Town, Tortola charging him with

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GET A LEG UP: Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola, BVI begins serving his 10-year sentence for cocaine smuggling today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands native was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge today for smuggling 22 pounds of cocaine through the airport in

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico dispersed millions of dollars in holiday bonuses to government workers on Wednesday despite a warning from its federally appointed oversight board that doing so could harm the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s ability to make payroll later in the current fiscal year. Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office announced

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LITTLE SAINT JAMES ISLAND, U.S. Virgin Islands — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is not known for holding liberals feet to the fire. But in the case of the most infamous billionaire to “grace” the coastline off the East End of St. Thomas — convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein — she does. On

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Marine and charter boat businesses who wish to join the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association will now also benefit from being a member of the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association. USVIHTA is pleased to announce its partnership with VIPCA which requires marine and charter boat allied member applicants to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that the sewage receiving area at the Mangrove Lagoon Wastewater Treatment Plant on St. Thomas is closed until further notice. The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team said that it “truly apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause and would

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