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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they are investigating a peace officer who fired a gun into the air to try to break up a fight outside the Windward Passage Hotel on Monday night. Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said he was aware of the situation after being provided

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Senate chair of the Health Committee for the Legislature says her office will be vetting a bill that would require local doctors who work in Virgin Islands hospitals to share some of their fees with the health facilities they work in. Senator Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly said in

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ARRESTED ON ST. THOMAS AND HELD IN STATE CUSTODY: GLENROY FRANCIS SR. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man is charged with statutory rape in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor early this year. Glenroy Francis Sr. 50, is charged with a rape that took place between

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ARRESTED ON ST. THOMAS AND RELEASED: CHRISTOPHER RICE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces up to 75 years in prison after allegedly harassing and threatening an interracial couple living on Water Island. According to an affidavit issued by the Virgin Islands Justice Department, Christopher Rice, 66, faces six

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Board of Elections meeting scheduled for this morning was postponed after Minority Caucus leader Jevon O.A. Williams requested it due to inclement weather caused by Beryl. The request by Williams, R–St. Croix, was sent Sunday evening by email to Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes and

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary of Insular and International Affairs, said $827,812 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding has been awarded to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds will serve to provide emergency power back-up for critical facilities, strengthen water and wastewater management, and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court today for entering St. Thomas illegally. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, was given four months in prison for illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez also sentenced Moreno

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CHRISTIANSTED — Due to severe weather conditions from the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, all government offices and summer schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands are now closed. All non-essential government employees across the territory have been instructed to remain home on Monday, July 9, 2018. First responders and employees

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has urged residents of the territory to take necessary precautions even as Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to pass south of the Virgin Islands in the days ahead. After meeting with

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MIAMI — Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sustained winds of 75 mph as it moves towards the Caribbean. In its 8 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was located about 780 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and still moving west-northwest at 14 mph.

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