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NOT SAFE: Chenay Bay beach in St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix failed to pass a water quality test done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) this week and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday that Shoys and Chenay Bay

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Just as a federal control board moves to steady the ship in Puerto Rico, some place very close to home appears in need of a lifeline, too — the Virgin Islands itself. The territory is grappling with some of the same forces that pushed its closest American

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ARRESTED: Simon Hodge of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On December 20, 2016, at about 9:07 p.m., police patrol units from Richard Callwood Command traveled to the Havensight area after a citizen reported a disturbance at Smoking Rooster Sports Bar, according to police. The Investigation Units traveled to the area

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A boat captain with 25 years experience running marine businesses has added another tow boat to the options available to the marine community here. Capt. Robert Manley, a maritime jack-of-all-trades, got his sea legs as a youngster fishing off the New Jersey coast. After several years of

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  SENTENCED TO 1.5 YEARS IN PRISON: Kishma Weeks, 27, of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people from the Virgin Islands were sentenced on Monday for their roles in a money laundering conspiracy related to the smuggling of nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana in La Choy noodle cans from

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Sen. Marvin Blyden (left) and Lt. Gov. Potter greet the new grads. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) graduated a new class of recruits on Monday. The commencement exercise was held at the SFC Leonard B. Francis Armory in Estate Nazareth St. Thomas where sixteen Peace Officers

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested after police said that he burglarized a home in Rock City, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 18, 2016, Laxton Herbert was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary and Destruction of Property after investigation revealed that

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TELLING QUESTION: How many Virgin Islands babies will have to be shot to death by drug gangsters before Gov. Ken Mapp fires always late-to-work Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr? CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Authorities here said Thursday that an 18-month-old Contant Knolls girl was shot and killed while riding in a

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U.S. Attorney Ronald “Happy-Go-Lucky” Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring a free movie night for people with disabilities — five days before Christmas in St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote the remediation work

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       ARRESTED: Abdelqader Daas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the workplace in Fredenhoj, according to police. Abdelqader Daas was arrested at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting a woman at Food Center in August,

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