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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a time when V.I. residents are struggling to stay housed, a survey invites property owners with subsidized rental units to comment on a program that enables them to do so. About 100 landlords have responded to the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Landlords Survey, and more

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SAN JUAN — The crews of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a person from drowning at “La Poza del Obispo” Friday afternoon in Arecibo. A man in his 30’s was rescued. He sustained severe leg injuries while struggling to stay afloat and being washed on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources has deployed three new fish-aggregating devices, DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol said. The devices consist of a yellow surface buoy with a radar reflector and flashing light to help vessels navigate around it. Mooring vessels to the devices is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A third person was arrested in connection to a brutal kidnapping on St. Thomas after the victim saw one of the suspects at Cyril E. King Airport, Superior Court documents indicate. The kidnapping was discovered Monday after an officer on patrol stopped to investigate a disturbance on

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — An explosion of steam and gas in the mountains of the remote, jungle-clad Caribbean island of Dominica has shaken residents, who are fearful it is a harbinger for renewed seismic activity in a nation that is home to nine volcanoes. The Dominica Office of Disaster Management

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department, on its Twitter feed, confirmed that an attempted bank robbery took place at Oriental Bank in Estate Diamond this morning. Police went as far as Annaly Bay in Frederiksted in searching for the suspect, whose image was circulated by the VIPD on Twitter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Herbert Bevard of St. Thomas today and named Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory as apostolic administrator, according to Wikipedia. St. Thomas is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Washington. Bishop Bevard, 74, had been hospitalized after falling ill “several weeks

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A second person has been charged in the brutal kidnapping and hours-long torture of St. Thomas man on Monday, authorities said. Louvina Pringle is accused with Troy Harrigan of presiding over the merciless kidnapping and torture of an unnamed St. Thomas man, Superior Court documents indicate. Harrigan,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 26, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Castillo Borg faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. According to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was chased by federal agents on foot through a Tutu fast food restaurant parking lot in February with $800,000 cash and a machine pistol, pleaded guilty to having an illegal gun, but not to being a drug dealer. Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United

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