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CHRISTIANSTED — The problem-plagued Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix may lose its main supplier of crude oil, British Petroleum (BP), if it isn’t successfully up and running by December, according to two people familiar with the matter. The South Shore refinery’s owner, Limetree Bay Ventures, has spent at least

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-five years after Hurricane Marilyn, St. Thomas is experiencing what St. Croix went through after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hurricane Marilyn struck St. Thomas in 1995, but it only took 10 months of the coronavirus to bring Rock City down to its knees … as these photos

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PHILIPSBURG — Around the landfill just above Sint Maarten, about two hundred people live in ramshackle shacks and shipping containers.  The Dutch government has made funding available to gentrify the area, but the work cannot begin until all of the residents have been forced out. There is no clear plan

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The Magistrates Court in the British Virgin Islands dismissed the illegal fishing charges against New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy, according to his family and attorneys. But the court did not dismiss the illegal entry charge. and Foy’s scheduled to stand trial on that charge October 27.   Foy, 60, has been in jail

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LONDON — The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organization is begging world governments to stop locking down every time coronavirus infections start to spike because he says the yo-yo effect of these stops and starts is crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro lambasted the use of lockdowns as a

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FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating a security company owner’s account of how he ended up with a bullet wound in the leg on Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to a residence in Estate St. Georges in reference to an apparent gunshot victim at 9:26 a.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police were able to put a St. Thomas man wanted for assault and use of a dangerous weapon into official custody tonight. Allen “Buckwheat” Samuel, 46, of Altona, was wanted for questioning in connection to a throat-slashing incident in Contant this morning, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — New Jersey fisherman Michael Foy will be released on bail from a British Virgin Islands jail Monday. Foy, 60, will be allowed to post bail after spending more than three months in a “medieval” BVI jail cell. The part-time resident of Puerto Rico is patiently awaiting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Local residents who received an NSF Unemployment Insurance check from the Virgin Islands Department of Labor this week are being asked to redeposit those checks into their bank accounts, the Department said. VIDOL said a “timing issue” affecting all UI recipients who don’t bank with Popular Bank

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on an assortment of domestic violence-related charges on Friday evening, authorities said. Geoffrey W. Plaskett, 56, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested at 6:00 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, assault & battery-domestic violence, simple assault-domestic violence and disturbance of

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