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MIAMI — In the midst of the pandemic, the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to chronicling the culture and history of Caribbean island nations had a quiet opening in Plantation’s Westfield Broward Mall. That just won’t do for Florida, where much of the West Indies diaspora

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MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group’s Celebrity Cruises said there would be no changes to its summer sailing schedule, a day after two people onboard its Millennium ship tested positive for COVID-19. Cruise operator Royal Caribbean said the two guests onboard on Celebrity Millennium who tested positive for coronavirus were asymptomatic and

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ women’s national basketball team recorded its third straight loss at the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup tournament in San Juan on Monday afternoon. The 15th-ranked Brazilian team handed the USVI a 77-56 loss in a group-play game at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente after the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man is in jail after kidnapping a pregnant woman at gunpoint and terrorizing her so badly that she jumped out of his moving vehicle on Donkey Hill, authorities said. Simon L. Rawlins, Jr., 33, of Estate Bovoni, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas man wanted on a warrant for a parole violation was detained by federal agents at the St. Thomas airport on Saturday, authorities said. Michael Morgan, 51, of Austin, was arrested about 4:25 p.m. Saturday and charged with being a fugitive from justice, the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly press briefing on Monday, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta said that the governor has expanded his vaccination incentive lottery program by adding a drawing for school-based personnel in public, private and parochial schools. In addition to the general vaccination drawing for $100,000 for 10 weeks open to

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is advising the community of upcoming construction on Market Street in Frederiksted, beginning tomorrow. The department identified a sidewalk filled with mud and debris, which led to drainage challenges and stagnant water in the swale. DPW construction employees will work on the

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor said he’s calling it quits on Friday, saying that he’s leaving local government service to spend time with his loved ones. Meanwhile, a Government House spokesman first told the Virgin Islands Daily News that reports that Velinor’s contract was not being renewed are

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ST. THOMAS — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Saturday evening that an 105-year-old St. Thomas woman is the territory’s 29th death related to COVID-19. The deceased woman’s next of kin was notified, but the name of the woman was not released. According to the VIDOH, 17 of the COVID-19

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man charged with buying firearms in a straw purchase, who attempted to import them into the U.S. Virgin Islands, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to court documents. Michael Kelly, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking firearms in interstate and foreign commerce, which

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