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SAN DIEGO — Two California-based Coast Guard petty officers were honored as the 2017 active-duty and reserve enlisted person of the year for the service’s Pacific Southwest region during a ceremony Thursday in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Holland, an active-duty maritime enforcement specialist assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific

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MIAMI — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has released new footage aimed at disrupting drug trafficking operations in the Caribbean Sea. CBP said its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and task force partners have intercepted “a succession of drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of pounds of cocaine

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MISSING MAN: MITCHEL MICHAEL,80, OF ST. LUCIA FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking  for the community’s help as officers continue to search for a missing person Mitchel Michael, 80, a native of St.Lucia. Michael is a black man with brown  eyes, a dark complexion and a bald

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ARRESTED: Bureau of Corrections officer Darren Giddings, 35, by the VIPD on Thursday. FREDERIKSTED ––  A St. Croix prison guard has been arrested at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility and charged in relation to introducing drugs into the prison, authorities said today. Police said Darren Giddings, 35, a Bureau of

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CRUZ BAY — A Terminix employee has been charged in relation to 2015 pesticide use at a St. John resort that left a Delaware family gravely ill. Jose Rivera, 59, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The indictment says

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Facebook clone of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is asking people in the Virgin Islands to apply for National Endowment for the Humanities grants, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The scammer uses the same profile picture that Nicholson-Doty uses on Facebook, so it is nearly

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FLORIDA KEYS — The queen conch is a large marine mollusk with a beautiful shell that is prized for export. The gastropod inside the shell is featured on menus across the region. But the conch’s numbers are rapidly dwindling, and researchers say action is needed to save them. In Key

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team said that they will be doing needed maintenance in Catherine’s Rest on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Wastewater Division crews will be performing inspection of the manholes along the Catherine’s Rest road. During inspection, manholes in

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Governor Kenneth Mapp (left) stands next to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. WASHINGTON — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his team” were back at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday to continue

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the sea about 32 miles south of St. Croix on Thursday. According to the Coast Guard, the crew of the sailing vessel, Summer Star, notified Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders at approximately 6:48 a.m. that they had abandoned their sinking

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