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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands native was sentenced on Thursday in federal court for smuggling immigrants illegally into the United States. Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola was given three months in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for encouraging and

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FREDERIKSTED — A woman said that when she came home from work and was about to enter her apartment in Mutual Homes she was repeatedly hit with a baseball bat and robbed of her cash and jewelry. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to Mutual Homes at 8:50 on

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        LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Jay Weeks CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man told police that he was walking in St. Thomas near a sports bar on Wednesday morning when he suddenly heard the sound of a gun firing and then realized that he had been shot. The 911 Emergency Call

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  Juan F. Luis Hospital in Estate Diamond MID-ISLAND — Police say that a 44-year-old St. Croix man was shot in the upper body early Wednesday evening but is recovering in a local hospital. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of a gunshot victim

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 MURDERED: Janceliz Barbosa Toruella SAN JUAN — A six-year-old girl from Connecticut was in Puerto Rico visiting her father when they were both shot and killed, police said. The double homicide happened around 10:36 p.m. on June 30, while 27-year-old Ansel Elpidio Barbosa Artache and his daughter, Janceliz Barbosa Toruella, were driving

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 GUILTY PLEA: Kishma Weeks of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three women pleaded guilty to money laundering related charges in connection with the Chow Mein marijuana smuggling case that spanned the 3,438 miles between Los Angeles and St. Thomas. Tamisha McBean, 32, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the head near the pool of a popular Condado-area hotel has caused an uproar about the rise in killings in the commonwealth 120 miles to the north of the Virgin Islands. The shootout late Monday at the Hotel Caribe Hilton scattered

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Puerto Rico native who tried to bribe a U.S. Customs agent in an effort to smuggle five Brazilians through the St. Thomas airport was sentenced to prison in federal court on Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Miguel Rodriguez-Ramirez, 45, of Puerto Rico, to 18 months’ imprisonment and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old native of Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court to marijuana smuggling related charges on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, Ga. made that plea in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. According

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SAN JUAN — A 10-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head while at the pool of the best-known hotels in Puerto Rico. Police said today that the boy was killed following an argument between several men that ended in a shootout at the Hotel Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Police said

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