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KINGSTOWN — After months of warnings it would, the La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent finally erupted early this morning, sending nearly a four-mile high plume of ash into the air hours after residents were ordered to evacuate the area, officials said. Photos and videos captured clouds of smoke coming

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas homeless man wanted for burglarizing a shuttered hotel last month was arrested by police recently, authorities said. Jean Connor, 39, of no fixed address, was arrested at 9 a.m. on Saturday and charged with third-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Connor stands

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CRUZ BAY – The fully reconstructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection terminal at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility in St. John is now open for business, just in time for the resumption of ferry service between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, set for April 15. The former

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FREDERIKSTED — Law enforcement is often compared to the military. But when it comes to promotions and training, especially for leadership roles, there is one very significant difference. In the military you receive the training before you assume the position; however, in law enforcement, very often there is no training

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CHRISTIANSTED — More than 15 years ago, St. Croix native Jaielean Jagrup began her pageantry journey. She started at school pageants on the United States mainland. By the time Jagrup graduated high school, she was offered the opportunity to compete in Miss Caribbean Maryland 2012 and won. In addition, she won

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who stole $300,000 from his businessman father and tried to hide that fact by funneling the money through various bank accounts — admitted his guilt in federal court, authorities said. Lenroy Ravalier Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court

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CHRISTIANSTED — Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have commented on how many snakes they have been seeing. Seeing snakes this time of year is a common occurrence but not in the frequency that some have been reported. It’s not so much that we have a bumper

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FREDERIKSTED — The westbound lanes on Melvin Evans Highway from the West Airport Intersection to the Williams Delight Intersection will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting this week, DPW said. “The closure will allow the contractor to begin milling and paving the lanes,” DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius

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SINGAPORE — Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises its tourism body said today, owing to the roaring success of its “cruises to nowhere” at a time of crisis in the industry globally. Cruises have yet to restart in many parts of the world after taking a

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SANTO DOMINGO — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would begin sailing outside the United States from the Caribbean and Greek Isles in July, restarting trips after a year-long hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company had appealed to federal health authorities on Monday to

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