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CHRISTIANSTED — Police assigned to Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative made two arrests in separate incidents resulting in the confiscation of a controlled substance and an unlicensed firearm. Bomani O. Henley, 30, of Estate Rattan, was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) continues its services to residents of the Virgin Islands. The jobs services are provided by AMSI, an Employment Network and nonprofit organization based in Puerto

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health confirmed that the 21st COVID-19 related death occurred in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deceased was a 76-year-old woman on St. Thomas, the Health Department said. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new system in the mid Atlantic this morning with increased odds of development while anticipating a second system to appear in the southwestern Caribbean. The first, a broad non-tropical low pressure system, has better organization this morning and is located about

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CRUZ BAY — Police need your help to find a man missing on St. John since the weekend. Lubens Besse of St. John was last seen on Sunday morning, police and social media said. Besse was described as being a man with a beard and mustache who stands 6-feet, 0-inches

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PORT OF SPAIN — Some 44 women have now been killed on the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago this year. The last victim was a 23-year-old woman whose partially-clothed body was found in Santa Flora, Trinidad. Tenil Cupid’s body was discovered by Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) workers who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who went into a St. Thomas business and fired his gun was given 2.75 years in prison after his conviction on illegal gun charges earlier this year. Arnold Malone, 44, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for being a felon in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens from the United States to travel to— and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not one of them. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the territory as a “level

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who tried to smuggle 2.35 pounds of cocaine strapped to his body going through King Airport on St. Thomas one year ago admitted to his role as part of a plea bargain agreement with federal prosecutors today. Miguel Batista, Jr., 27, of St. Thomas, pled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs enforcement officer got 3.4 years in prison for blackmailing an illegal migrant for sex two years ago, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, formerly of DLCA, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for Travel Act bribery and solicitation

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