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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The local government for years has “redirected” money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Thomas and St. John two weeks ago and Hurricane Maria is poised to decimate St. Croix on

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CHRISTIANSTED — On Thursday September 14, 2017 about 7 a.m. 911 Emergency Call Center, received a call of shots being discharged in the Castle Coakley area. Upon officers arrival officers observed an unresponsive Hispanic male individual with a gunshot wound to the head, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Fort Bragg soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade deployed to St. Thomas this morning to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. “From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s [really damaged], but anything I can do to help and get them back to where they need to be so they

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St.Thomas resident Mike Laplac said on Monday that looters were robbing residents using machetes and guns after Hurricane Irma raked the capital island last Wednesday. “I actually know of eight people that were robbed in broad daylight with machetes for everything they had in their vehicles, including

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fresh off a “culture of rape” involving the hazing-style rapes of female members of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) for decades with impunity in St. Croix and St. Thomas … Government House spokesman Sam Topp on Saturday announced via radio the names of six U.S. Army

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are asking for your assistance to help them find a missing cruise ship passenger. Regina Gilliam, 26, was not on board the Carnival Splendor when it left the West India Company Ltd. dock at Havensight about 8:19 p.m. on Thursday. Gilliam, who stands about 5’4″ tall

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ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED EXTORTION ON ST. CROIX: Alexis Rivera, 24. FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix men were taken into police custody after a 13-year-old girl told them that they had threatened to hurt her and her family if she did not turn over her jewelry. Police said that Alexis Rivera,

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SHOT IN SPINE: Moses President CHRISTIANSTED — A Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) detective has filed a federal lawsuit against the department after he was shot in the spine by a fellow officer while responding to a disturbance on St. Croix, according to court documents. Police detective Moses President filed

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PHOTO COURTESY: VIPD CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds about the body in the Tutu High Rise housing community, also known as Ras Valley, Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. confirmed early Thursday. Police were dispatched to the Tutu Hi-Rise apartments about 3:30 a.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Georgia native admitted in federal court today that he was trying to move as much as 330 pounds of cocaine in St. Thomas. Makimba Barry, 41, of Atlanta, Ga., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to conspiring to possess with intent to

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