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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 38-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on domestic violence-related charges Wednesday after police said he beat his pregnant wife. Ravinder Singh of Estate Wintberg was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence, after he was positively identified as the individual responsible for assaulting his

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  Leonardo Pizarro-Torres of Puerto Rico CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico wanted for a 2012 murder in Vieques was taken into custody this afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested in Hospital Ground on a warrant issued by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two men were sentenced in federal court this week to less than two years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to introducing illegal migrants into the territory, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Monday sentenced

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                          Tashimo Scatliffe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 33-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegal gun possession charges, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Tashimo Scatliffe of Estate Bovoni pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm by

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MIAMI – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Tuesday signed a multi-million-dollar loan and grant agreement dedicated to building out geothermal technologies in the six countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean bloc. The funds, which will total $71.5 million, will be administered

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TRUNK BAY, St. John — While sunscreen is proved to have positive effects on humans, it actually has massively damaging effects on coral reefs, researchers discovered in a recent study. The study, released Tuesday, found that even a tiny amount of sunscreen — equivalent to a drop of water in

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Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum CHRISTIANSTED – An outbreak of impetigo is enough to close down a school district in the United States. And the V.I. Department of Health went on television Tuesday night to announce that it would be testing for the highly-contagious superficial skin infection this week on St.

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                     Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp forwarded a bill to the Legislature to provide for an appropriation of $550,000 for operating expenses from the general fund to the V.I. Taxicab Commission and for the implementation of mandatory continuing education for taxi and tour operators as a

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook has introduced a feature that will warn users if their account is being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Users will be notified if the social networking service has enough evidence to prove agencies like the GCHQ or NSA are compromising an account, and sent a message:

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven members of a fishing vessel suffered multiple injuries when their ship ran aground on a reef Saturday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Crew members of the S/V Prowler hit the reef on the Western Coast of St. Thomas before 10:30 p.m. October 17, the

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