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ARRESTED: VITEMA’s Ethelbert Benjamin CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) operations manager has been arrested on St. Croix in connection with the rape of a 20-year-old woman, according to police. Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin, Jr., 56,  of Christiansted was arrested about 9:15 a.m. on Thursday on

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FOILED! Dayne Antani Christian WEST PALM BEACH — A St. Thomas native took part in a plot to supply ISIS terrorists with automatic weapons such as AK-47s to kill American soldiers — and his mother used to work with the U.S. Marshals Service in the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press

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BRIDGETOWN — Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today. “With the

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Second Lady Jill Biden (Photo by: Ralph Alswang) Jill Biden — the wife of U.S. President Joe Biden — will travel to Cuba and the Dominican Republic as part of a Pan Am cultural exchange program, the White House announced this week. Biden will travel to Havana and Camaguey from

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ARRESTED: Joshua “Mongo” Cepeda FREDERIKSTED — A routine traffic stop near Barren Spot led to four men being charged with weapons related offenses, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On September 28 at 2:40 p.m., a patrol officer observed a Silver Sedan driving straight across the intersection at

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BOARD CANDIDATE: Jevon O.A. Williams CHRISTIANSTED —Jevon O.A. Williams, candidate for the St. Croix District Board of Elections and current National Committeeman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands, today issued the following statement: Jevon O.A. Williams wishes to inform Virgin Islanders that the voter registration period

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Tropical Storm Matthew, which formed today in the Caribbean, knocked out power to businesses in Gallows Bay on St. Croix due to its brisk winds. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority restored electricity at least twice in the space of three hours after

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay granted a motion from Attorney General Claude Earl Walker to increase the bail amount for K’Moi Corraspe. Corraspe, 22, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered outside a popular grocery store in Red Hook, St. Thomas early this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Authorities removed the device — in the form of an ordinary pressure cooker — about 9:40 a.m. today in front

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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