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CHRISTIANSTED — AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including a recipient right here in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens has once again denounced the spate of violence that has held our community and law-abiding citizens hostage. He said the sequence of violent events that unfolded Sunday night at Fort Frederik beach on underscores three concerns he has repeatedly raised this term. “These events

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a shooting that left six people injured at the Floatopia event near Fort Frederik beach last night, authorities said. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and 911 received numerous calls of shots fired at a beach event in Frederiksted about 9:27 p.m. Sunday.  “All identified victims were transported in the Juan

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FREDERIKSTED — A 20-year-old St. Croix man was shot multiple times and died at St. Croix Mutual Homes in Grove Place last night, authorities said. Taheem “Debo” Samuel of Grove Place was positively identified as the murder victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call Center first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Operations Celwin Walwyn is bringing M.A.G.I.C. to the territory.  The M.A.G.I.C. program stands for Mentoring, Advising, Guiding, Instructing and Children.  This 10-week program is aimed towards 5th grade students. The program is designed to provide

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MIAMI – To build on strong investment interest from hotel developers, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism said it will participate in two “important” hospitality conferences in Florida this week. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte will address several hundred participants at the 23rd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bookkeeper admitted in federal court that she stole $85,510 in charitable donations intended for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in 2014 and 2015. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix pled guilty on July 26 in U.S. District Court to one count of federal program

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who went on a wild shootout near Sunny Isle Shopping Center and once convicted of that escapade, escaped from prison two days later, had an additional 2.33 years in prison tacked on to the time he will have to serve. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rico native who prosecutors called the “manager” of a Venezuelan maritime smuggling operation trying to bring 661 pounds of cocaine to the region was handed a 25-year prison term by a federal judge on Thursday. Omy Gutierrez-Calderon, 39, of San Juan, was sentenced to 300 months

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CHRISTIANSTED — Our northeast St. Croix port town will come alive with the sound of music tonight when Community Music Inc. puts on its monthly Jazz in the Park concert. The concert will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.

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