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WASHINGTON — Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality, wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers

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CHRISTIANSTED — A person of interest in a murder and other crimes is now in custody, authorities said. Abijah Isaac, 19, of Sion Farm, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession or sale of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Cane Bay Films is pleased to announce that filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s recent short film, Soléne won the Special Jury Award at the International Outfest Film Festival, Dominican Republic! Bermúdez-Ruiz stated, “It was truly a great honor to receive this award and we are sincerely grateful to Outfest for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A South American woman is accused of attacking her boyfriend by scratching, punching and throwing stones at him — but domestic violence charges might be the least of her troubles. Rocio Esmeralda Cortez Medina, 25, of Venezuela was arrested at her place of employment in Mariendahl at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was in federal court for a detention hearing after allegedly resisting arrest by peace officers. Amijah Charles, 36, of Mariendahl, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on Friday by federal agents for “assaulting and threatening federal officers,” U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FirstBank V.I. is warning its customers in the U.S. and British Virgin islands: “If it seems suspicious, don’t trust it!” “If you’ve received an email with the subject line regarding any type of transaction in your account, do not open it,” FirstBank V.I. said on Facebook. “Delete the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth Gittens thanked his colleagues for following appropriate procedure this week when a resolution was approved by nine senators to reorganize the makeup of the 33rd Legislature. However, the St. Croix senator remains concerned about the resulting loss of both time and resources.  Senator Gittens noted that

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he smuggled nearly 20 pounds of marijuana from Miami to Frederiksted last year. Dequan Forde, 21, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday June 13 and the St. John Office will remain closed to accommodate training, officials said. “The Employees of the Bureau in the St. Thomas/St. John District will be engaged in training to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted that one of its employees was fooled by an Internet phishing scheme that cost the quasi-government authority more than $2 million. On two occasions in 2018, WAPA said it was the victim of “a Business Email Compromise (BEC), an

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