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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed this Freedom Week in the U.S. Virgin Islands in accordance with Act. No. 8002. Freedom Week encompasses two significant dates in the Territory’s history – July 2, 1848 when a call went out to enslaved Africans to come to Fort Frederik in the town of

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FREDERIKSTED — As summer approaches, The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. This five-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and

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ALWAYS PREPARED: A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft prepares to make an early morning takeoff on St. Croix to evaluate storms systems by flying into them and taking meteorological measurements. FREDERIKSTED — The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is tasked to fly into a tropical system in the region today.

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RISKY BUSINESS: The Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) building in St. Thomas. The pension system does not have enough money to pay the $4.5 billion due to retirees. The New York Times says GERS made questionable “high risk” investments in things like viaticals. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mireya Acierto for The New York Times)

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HIGH TIME FOR HIGH PRAISE: The youngest member ever of the Barbados Economics Society says that Gov. Kenneth Mapp is pulling all the right strings to get the economy fine tuned in short order. BARBADOS — Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands government’s recent efforts to correct the

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THREE TIMES IS NOT A CHARM: For Water Bay beach in St. Thomas, which has failed to meet established water quality standards three weeks in a row, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should

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STORMY WEATHER: The skies threatened on St. Croix for two days but never produced much moisture. Here is a picture from taken on Miracle Mile in Estate Golden Rock on Tuesday. CHRISTIANSTED — If you thought that the skies above St. Croix looked a little more gray than normal on

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ARRESTED: Syed Zain Gilani at the Boston offices of Safr in Massachusetts on Friday afternoon. BOSTON — The attorney for the man accused of being the mastermind of a five-year $2 million scam that allegedly defrauded the Virgin Islands government of Real ID funds says that his arrests on territorial

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ACCUSED OF OFFICIAL CORRUPTION BY V.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL WALKER: Jerris Browne CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Justice said Monday that it has filed public corruption charges against two former Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials and a local business owner, in relation to issues connected to the implementation

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