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CRUZ BAY — A man with a history of mental illness went on a destructive rampage in the parking lot of The Marketplace in St. John and damaged about 30 cars with a metal pipe, authorities said. Jahkoy “Killakoy” Bolques, 23, of Cruz Bay was detained Wednesday afternoon without incident and

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SANTO DOMINGO — Six men have been arrested in the brazen ambush shooting of Boston Red Sox icon David “Big Papi” Ortiz that occurred at a crowded nightclub in the Dominican Republic. Prosecutors and police said Wednesday that the suspects set out to kill the retired baseball player to collect an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will conduct a Federal Contracting Opportunities Boot Camp on St. Thomas on June 27 as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of the British Virgin Islands admitted in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun in St. Thomas. Ashan Randolph Westcott, 28, of Road Town, Tortola, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez to being an illegal alien in possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican sea captain and a native of the Dominican Republic were captured by the feds while operating a maritime smuggling operation in the territory. Eduardo Javier Reyes of the Dominican Republic and Arturo Serrano Arizmendi of Puerto Rico appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller

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FREDERIKSTED — One of four men arrested in 2017 for his involvement in an East End carjacking-rape incident that shocked St. Croix was found shot to death inside a house in Concordia Bay about 10:38 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Link Baltimore, Jr., 20, was arrested in May 2017 along with

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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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