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FREDERIKSTED — Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for the soca group Kylo & Stylee Band, was among the five passengers who died aboard the Beechcraft Baron 58 aircraft that crashed Thursday night, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said catastrophic engine failure brought

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FREDERIKSTED — Five people died — including at least one member of the Kylo & Stylee Band — when a twin-engine aircraft experienced “mechanical issues” on takeoff at Henry Rohlsen Airport and was forced to try to return to the airport to land. The resulting crash landing of the private plane

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp described the official opening and dedication of Magens Bay on St. Thomas this Thursday, December 7 with Royal Caribbean International as a “great, great sign of progress.” Addressing reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Monday, the governor thanked the cruise company for being

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hurricane Irma is still two days away from the territory, but it is already making its presence known financially. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Allure of the Seas and the Celebrity Equinox have each canceled their scheduled visits to St. Thomas this week. Virgin Islands Port Authority

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ALLURE OF THE SEAS: Photos from inside the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) ship. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International has adjusted several of Allure of the Seas’ Caribbean  itineraries because of a propulsion issue that’s forced the massive vessel to slow down. Given its reduced speed, the ship, which sails from Port Everglades, Florida

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Tuesday December 6, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the waterfront on Veterans Drive after a receiving a report that a car was submerged in the ocean there. Police met with a man who said that he was the only passenger in the

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ARRESTED: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2011 St. John Festival Queen Kinia Blyden has been arrested in connection with what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to smuggle at least eight kilograms of cocaine through security at the St. Thomas airport to the mainland United States. When Blyden, 23,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested at the airport on charges that he tried to smuggle a huge cache of guns, many of them Glock pistols, into the territory, according to federal authorities. Naeem Akil Smith was arrested charged with the unlawful possession of 18 firearms,

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VIPA’s Carlton “Ital” Dowe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has signed a 10-year deal with the world’s second largest cruise line to help boost tourism and generate revenue. The V.I. Port Authority said Tuesday that Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) has pledged among other things to guarantee a

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