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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At the opening of a two day Caribbean Homeland Security Conference and Training Event, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’d like to see more of a focus on being able to secure borders in the territory and Puerto Rico. Addressing an audience that included U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said it is investigating a shooting that took place on St. Croix Monday morning. The shooting occurred at 9:51 a.m. when the 911 emergency call center received a report of shots fired in the area of Two Brothers in Frederiksted, according to a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Five beaches in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this weekend that Stoney Ground, the Frederiksted public beach, Columbus Landing Site, Pelican Cove (Cormorant) and Cane Bay should

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Tim Duncan interviewed by Rashidi Clenance SAN ANTONIO — St. Croix’s Tim Duncan spoke for the first time on Wednesday since announcing his retirement two days prior, expounding upon his 19-year NBA career and explaining why he made the decision to leave the game. “I can still do this. I

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 50-year-old St. Croix man was ordered to serve just over four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in federal court that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Misael “Salao” Melendez was sentenced in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday that there are 15 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory now stands at 47 — 18 cases on St. Croix and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Good luck finding Charizard, Kondommn or Pikachu on the fiercely popular Pokémon Go app here. Obsessed gamers in the territory trying to get in on the mobile game action have been left in the lurch by the virtual reality app, which is available for download in the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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DECEASED: Malik Benjamin of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED — People living in the Gallows Bay area heard police sirens and saw police flashing lights late Sunday night and continued to see a police presence in nearby Altona Lagoon for parts of Monday afternoon as police reported the second double murder on St. Croix in

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SAN ANTONIO — After 19 years and five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan announced Monday morning that he would retire at age 40. Duncan was an elite player on an excellent Spurs team for his entire career. The Spurs made the playoffs every year in his tenure, never

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