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SAN JUAN — Vanilla Ice is getting the cold shoulder from a Puerto Rico music venue based on the old school rapper’s current inoculation status. The singer, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkkle, will not be able to perform in Puerto Rico with rapper Vico C, becasue he

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The VIPD St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island District is asking for the community’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Beronica Cepeda Rosa. Cepeda Rosa is an Hispanic female with a light complexion, long burgundy-colored hair, who stands between 5 feet and 5-feet, 2-inches tall. Beronica weighs about 100 to 110

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard returned 71 migrants, 56 Haitians and 15 Dominicans, between Sunday and Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of five illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters in the Caribbean. Six other men, Dominican Republic nationals apprehended during these interdictions, are facing federal criminal prosecution in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man said he was injured after a drive-by shooting in Savan on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to a 28-year-old male gunshot victim at 2:07 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a woman reported that she was kidnapped off a street in St. Thomas and then driven by car to a “dark area” near Frenchtown and raped. The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a rape victim at the Schneider Regional Medical Center

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SUNNY IISLE — A St. Croix man was arrested for a weekend rape that took place near a baseball field 10 days ago, authorities said. Roldeson Lazard, 21, of Sion Farm, was arrested at 11:21 a.m. Monday and charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping-false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, simple assault and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Virgin Islander, Dr. Tai Hunte-Caesar, as founding dean of the UVI S. Donald Sussman School of Medicine. The medical school is on track to becoming the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) medical school to be established since 1975 and the only public medical school

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The award from the DOJ’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Arioc Diaz Melendez, 28, from Puerto Rico, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling. According to court documents, Arioc Diaz Melendez was the captain of a

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FREDERIKSTED — On October 23, the 911 Emergency Call Center received calls at 7:45 p.m., of shots fired on Queen Mary Highway – Williams Delight; and at 8:06 p.m. of a male gunshot victim transported via private vehicle to the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital & Medical Center. The gunshot victim,

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