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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Kronprindsens Gade downtown after a report of shots fired with a possible gunshot victim came in about 3:56 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. When officers arrived on the scene, police discovered “an adult female with a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) in partnership with V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it has worked “diligently” to create a sustainable renewable energy industry within the territory. The closing of the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program

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Cruise ships are an integral cog in the tourism industry of the Virgin Islands. Water Island does not allow cruise ships to dock, since it is a relatively small island found in the Charlotte Amalie harbor with only a handful of residents on the island. This fabulous destination is easily

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When trying to pass another vehicle in southeast St. Thomas, a driver lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole on Tuesday morning, authorities said. The driver sustained only minor injuries. Officers of the Traffic Investigation Bureau responded to an auto collision on Bolongo

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FREDERIKSTED — Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) Director Ray Martinez said the agency was awarded $638,248 from the U.S. Department of Justice, FY2020 STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (VAWA). LEPC submitted its application on behalf of the territory in April 2020. LEPC serves as the State Administrative Agency

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested this afternoon for allegedly using someone’s else’s debit card without permission, authorities said. Tamisha Smith, 30, of Sion Hill, was arrested at 12:46 p.m. today and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, identity theft, and grand larceny, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of Dominica in official custody for an alleged shooting who was re-arrested for an alleged burglary last month was re-arrested again this morning for the alleged gunpoint rape of a 16-year-old girl, authorities said. Matthew Fontaine, 28, currently of the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police have identified a man whose body was found near Cramer’s Park beach in late April. “DNA testing revealed the remains to be that of 19-year-old Emanuel Moise,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The cause of death was determined to be from multiple gunshot wounds sustained by the victim.”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who allegedly devised a scheme to steal more than $100,000 from a former doctor and two others and was originally charged with 85 criminal counts for impersonating prominent officials — can now add one more charge to the tally — witness tampering United

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Data is the most precious commodity of the 21st century, even more valuable than oil, and that’s saying something in our still oil-dependent economy. Data, especially when it’s properly sorted, can be used to train AI and develop better machine learning algorithms, and that’s what will give most companies their

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