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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Water Bay beaches on St. Thomas are not safe to swim or fish

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AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTOUT: Bethlehem Village (Harvey Project) in Estate Profit, St. Croix today. FREDERIKSTED — About one hour after high noon one St. Croix man was killed and another man injured in a shootout near Harvey Project in Estate Profit this afternoon. Concerned citizens called 911 Emergency Call Center

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A .223 RIFLE CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man has been sentenced to time served for his role in a 2015 police chase and shooting. Maurice Doyle, 27, was given 19 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. U.S.

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $1,202,370 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which supports a wide variety of needs. “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and I continue to support the leadership and

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given five years in prison by a federal judge today for possessing about 2.3 ounces of cocaine base. Winston DeCastro, 45, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on the charge of aiding and abetting the distribution of “crack cocaine,”

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CONTAINER PORT IN ST. CROIX CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to cut down on “congestion” at seaports in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) will begin charging a “demurrage” fee on cargo left for more than a week at facilities it manages,

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FREDERIKSTED — Sen. Positive Nelson last-minute attempt to be on the November 8 elections ballot has gone to the Virgin Islands Superior Court in the form of a “proposed order,” court documents indicate. Superior Court Administrative Judge Harold Willocks said he would hold the Virgin Islands Election Board in contempt

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Natural Resources committee told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night that he and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee want answers from Governor Kenneth Mapp about his gun seizure orders. They have given Mapp until August 1 to respond to a

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SAN ANTONIO — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to uphold the federal prison sentence for the former financial adviser of St. Croix’s Tim Duncan. A judge ordered Charles Augustus Banks IV to pay $7.5 million in restitution following his sentencing in 2017. Banks filed an appeal, but the

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FOUND DEAD IN BURNT-OUT CAR: Emile Brin of St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — The man found inside a burnt-out vehicle Monday morning has been positively identified as 23-year-old Emile Brin, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Acting on a tip, police were sent to an overgrown, isolated area of Ham’s Bluff

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