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Agrifest 2019 Set for Feb. 16-18: “VI Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019” The public is invited to attend the 48th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands from Feb. 16-18 at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, Estate Lower Love on St. Croix.  The theme is “VI Agriculture: Still Growing

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It

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CHRISTIANSTED – A former Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility guard got a half year of home confinement for dealing drugs in prison. Yasmeen Massicott, 40, of St. Croix was sentenced to three years of supervised release with six months of home confinement, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A man once called the “kingpin” of drugs in the U.S. Virgin Islands has admitted to his role in a federal crack cocaine case. Robert Klyvert, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. to distribution of crack cocaine on January 18, according to U.S. Attorney

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has detained a number of Caribbean nationals among 118 immigrants during a five-day exercise in several areas of New York. It said during the January 14-18 exercise, law enforcement officials apprehended the immigrants for violating U.S. immigration

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized 884 pounds (401 kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza on Monday.  The estimated value of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida man was charged today with fraud in connection with a kickback scheme involving federal government contracts. David Wikel, 65, of West Palm Beach, was charged with providing kickbacks in connection with the $1.7 million dollar federal government subcontract to retrofit the roof of the Ron

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CRUZ BAY — The Virgin Islands Port Authority will begin construction of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) building at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (“The Creek”) in St. John on February 1. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2019. The old building was destroyed during

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Puerto Rican law enforcement took 29 people from the Dominican Republic into custody Tuesday who were trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a Coast Guard press release. Two of the men are being

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WILLEMSTAD — The British Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay has joined forces with specialist U.S. take-down teams from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in order to combat drug smuggling in the Caribbean. USCG drug enforcement experts have been deployed to stop illegal narcotics produced in South and Central

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