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CHRISTIANSTED — The three carjacking robbers who tailed a police officer and a businesswoman on St. Croix knew they were following people with $40,000 to $100,000 cash in their vehicle — at least. And the two people shot in the incident, the off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Officer Jefferson

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NEITHER LEAN NOR MEAN: Territorial Police Chief Winsbut McFarlande and Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on Thursday and charged in connection with the East End carjacking rape that happened in May. Cristobal Perez Jr. was arrested on charges that he conspired with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say they don’t know how many suspects robbed the Home Depot at gunpoint on St. Thomas on Saturday night or how much money was taken during the robbery. Home Depot store employees were held hostage during the armed robbery incident, but police said that they also

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ARRESTED: Hansel Castillo on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED — Three men were arrested on Friday and being held in connection with the carjacking-robbery of an off-duty Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer and his female companion. Hansel Castillo, 27,  and Luis Angel Fraticelli, were charged with first-degree robbery in a gunpoint

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PORT OF SPAIN — IN ITS 18th-century heyday cane grown in the Caribbean and cut by African slaves provided Britain with nearly all its sugar. The masters of this brutal trade made enormous fortunes. But it has seen 200 years of decline, accelerating after slavery ended in 1838. Now the

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WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is unlikely to be fully restored until the end of May, the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday — months longer than the timeline offered by the island’s governor. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general and chief engineer for the

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SAN JUAN — Lin-Manuel Miranda wants Puerto Rico’s $74 billion of debt to be erased. The creator and star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” about the first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, said Thursday in a Washington Post opinion piece that the island’s bondholders shouldn’t seek repayment. The commonwealth fell

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane plight has drawn attention to the Jones Act, the 1920 law that compels all maritime commerce between United States ports to be carried on ships built, owned and crewed by Americans. The law is adding to the island’s problems, and should be set aside

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) will be making a generous donation to the Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS) today. The donation exchange ceremony will be held at the Richmond Fire Station located on St. Croix, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. DEMA will be donating large 15-foot by 24-foot tents,

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OAKLAND — The Kaiser Foundation, a non-profit organization established by health insurance Kaiser Permanente, has put out a report on the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report is called: “Fast Facts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Kaiser Permanente is not affiliated with the Kaiser Family Foundation,” Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Sara Vinson

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