Bryan Congratulates Complex Grads, Will Miss Ceremony To Testify Before Congress
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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan extended his congratulations to the St. Croix Educational Complex Class of 2022 graduates and expressed his regrets for having to miss the ceremony because he has been called to testify before Congress at the same time the graduation is scheduled. Governor Bryan was called to testify before the

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Help Police Find Antiguan Wanted For Unlawful Sexual Contact With 2 Girls
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a native of Antigua wanted in connection to unlawful sexual contact with two minor females. Omari Beltou, 42, of Estate Frydenhoj, is actively being sought by the Virgin Islands Police Department, according to a wanted poster on the VIPD’s Facebook page.

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Health Commissioner Stresses Importance of Self-Monitoring As COVID-19 Goes Endemic
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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said it was important for residents to self-monitor as the territory transitions from the pandemic phase of COVID-19 to the endemic phase of the virus. In an endemic phase, a virus will always be circulating among the community in

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Man Using Church Bathroom Discovers Female Body In Bushes In Estate Glynn: VIPD
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KINGSHILL — A body was found on Midland Road in the vicinity of the Moravian Church in Estate Glynn, by an individual who stated he went off the road to use the bathroom and observed a decomposed body lying in the bushes this week, authorities said.  The body appears to be of an African-American female who is

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Help Police Find Missing Woman Emanda Hartzog On St. Croix: VIPD
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CHRISTIANSTED — The children of 54-year-old Emanda Hartzog of Estate Richmond in St. Croix reported her missing, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Hartzog’s children, parents, and siblings who all reside on the mainland have not been able to contact her, according to the VIPD. The last time any family member spoke to

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Adventure Hill Man Who Chopped Off His Own Penis In Suicide Attempt Recovering Now
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FREDERIKSTED — A mentally ill St. Croix man who deliberately chopped off part of his penis during a suicide attempt is said to be recovering from his injuries at the Juan F. Luis Hospital this weekend, authorities said. The 62-year-old resident of Adventure Hill was found conscious at his home Thursday

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Standout USVI Basketball Talent Recognized By International Bodies FIBA, NBA and Nike
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SAN ANTONIO — The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate in the 11th Basketball Without Borders Americas camp hosted by the NBA and FIBA. The camp will be held Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at La Loma Centro Deportivo (La

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Pennsylvania Fugitive Detained at Cyril E. King Airport: VIPD
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE -On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Virgin Islands Police Department received a call at 5:41p.m., from Customs and Border Patrol regarding a fugitive that entered the territory through Cyril E. King airport. Detectives traveled to the airport and contacted CBP agents and were presented with a warrant from

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18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun In St. Thomas: VIPD 
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ja’Haile “Pitch” Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Investigation revealed that Clendenin was in possession of a machine gun and Illegally Discharging it in

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Do You Qualify For Social Security Spouse Benefits?
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Social Security benefits are a crucial part of millions of Americans’ retirement income. If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record. Spousal benefits apply equally to both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

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