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CRUZ BAY — A Terminix employee has been charged in relation to 2015 pesticide use at a St. John resort that left a Delaware family gravely ill. Jose Rivera, 59, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The indictment says

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given two years in prison by a federal judge for trying to smuggle cocaine onto an airplane. Dimitrous Jefferson, 29, of Mon Bijou, was sentenced on Monday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Chief

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man admitted in federal court to trying to smuggle 4.4 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Kelley “Slim” Hansen, 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, United

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CAPTURED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. in Ponce, Puerto Rico PONCE — Two wanted St. Croix fugitives were arrested in Puerto Rico in back-to-back raids by the U.S. Marshals Service on Saturday. Ivan James, wanted for a double homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department and Nathaniel Thomas Jr., wanted for escape

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix baggage handler who was caught with cocaine strapped to his leg at the airport was given two years in prison by a federal judge, authorities said. Ray Harris, Jr., 24, was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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SAN JUAN – A former Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and producing child pornography. The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native admitted in federal court that he filed fraudulent mail loss claims with the post office totaling nearly $50,000. Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller, to making fraudulent insurance claims

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FRONTLINE BAR AND RESTAURANT IN ESTATE COLQUHOUN CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Lucia native was given 1.25 years in prison by a federal judge for entering the territory illegally and having a loaded gun. James “Jaguar” Charlery, 53, currently of St. Croix, was sentenced on March 28, 2018, in U.S. District

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SAN JUAN — With the significant increase of beachgoers and small pleasure boaters traversing the Caribbean during this Easter weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Thursday an increased vigilance posture and advisory of reporting requirements. U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents will work

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MIAMI — It’s the start of the Easter weekend for many, but for 271 immigrants, including several from the Caribbean nabbed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers, it won’t be a Happy Easter. The Caribbean immigrants were mostly nabbed in the U.S. Virgin Islands,

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