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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced that eight arrests took place in St. Thomas between Thursday and Sunday on charges ranging from burglary and assault to DUI and weapons violations, according to spokesman Kevin Jackson. These are the arrests that the VIPD said took place: *On Thursday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On November 21, 2012, the V.I. Department of Health documented the first case and death from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in the territory. PAM, a rare and almost universally fatal condition, results when Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic amoeba found in warm freshwater, enters the nose and

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey killer who was 16 years old when he gunned down a St. Thomas man in 2012 was sentenced to a decade in prison for aggravated manslaughter today. “At 16 years of age you gunned down a man for no reason whatsoever,” Hudson County Superior Court Judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the third time this month, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 4:43 a.m. this morning and registered 3.2 in magnitude on the

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                               George Ward ATLANTA – The family of a 29-year-old St. Thomas man who died during basic training to join the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office served notice that it plans to sue for “$10 million,” The Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. George Ward’s family contends that sheriff’s deputies tried

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                             Tyquill Armstrong JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — A city man who was only 16 years old when he fatally shot a 21-year-old man in 2012 will face up to 10 years in prison when sentenced tomorrow for aggravated manslaughter, officials said today. Tyquill Armstrong, now 19, was arrested on

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ATLANTA – The St. Thomas brothers who make up the musical due Rock City gave an interview to The Idolator’s Chris Williot yesterday. Theron and Timothy Thomas – who spoke at the University of the Virgin Islands Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference this year – were candid when they spoke with Williot

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              Akeel Morris of St. Thomas BINGHAMTON, New York – Right-handed flame-throwing relief pitcher Akeel Morris didn’t just make a jump, he made a leap from the Florida State League to the Major Leagues. Like any player getting that news — or perhaps a person getting ready to try bungee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caribbean corals have declined by about 50 percent in the past 50 years. In 2005, coral reefs in the Virgin Islands were severely impacted by high temperatures and disease. “Coastal pollution, storms, and warm water can stress a coral out, which is why we’re looking at what’s

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