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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Nearly 80 percent of the firearms recovered from Virgin Islanders are from people aged 18 to 30, according to the latest statistics made available by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The average age of someone possessing an illegal firearm in the Virgin Islands is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – There is a new benefits advisor in the Veterans Administration Clinic on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The advisor will be available Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist veterans needing assistance with initiating claims and checking

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was taken into custody Thursday for the early morning murder of a 20-year-old man at a Coki Point beach bar in 2013. Craig B. King of Anna’s Retreat was arrested at 9 p.m. October 1 based on an arrest warrant issued by the Superior

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in the Virgin Islands have tested unsafe for swimming or fishing, according to the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources. They are: Water Bay in St. Thomas and Frank Bay in St. John, DPNR said in a written statement. DPNR performed water quality analysis at the 33

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                           Carnival Sunshine CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Carnival Sunshine will call on St. Thomas on Tuesday  October 6th, the West Indian Company, Ltd. announced today. “Carnival Sunshine was diverted to St. Thomas due to the forecast track of Hurricane Joaquin,” Joseph B. Boschulte, president and CEO of the West Indian Company, Ltd. said.

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government will receive five grants totaling at least $2 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice on September 23, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sharpe said the U.S. Department of Justice

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BOSTON – The First Circuit refused to reopen immigration proceedings for a Chinese man who waited nearly 14 years to challenge his removal, saying he failed to show that Christians in recent years have faced increased persecution in China. In a published decision, a three-judge panel for the appeals court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 54-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested after surveillance video captured him Sunday burglarizing a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youths, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Michael John Germain of Hospital Ground was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, the VIPD

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BEVERLY, Mass. – Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the membership interests of Caribbean Assets Holdings LLC, the holding company for the Innovative group of companies operating cable TV, Internet and landline services primarily in the Virgin Islands. ATN is purchasing

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The solar industry’s sixth securitization to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth $100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets, one of them in the Virgin Islands. It the first solar asset-backed security deal to be leveraged by a utility company, in this case

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