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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that a federal jury on St. Thomas convicted 29-year-old Leroy Henry, Jr. yesterday of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was acquitted of a second offense of being a felon in possession of ammunition. At the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Education celebrates and congratulates Jahshanda Samuel, 2021 Employee of the Year in the St. Croix District. Samuel serves as administrative assistant in the Division of Operations & Maintenance in the District of St. Croix. Samuel is praised for her efficiency, ethics, vast institutional

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has pioneered the return of in-person Carnival events while prioritizing public health safety and the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 2021 Carnival Virgin Islands “1 Night, 1 Fête” took place seaside on Friday at The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a missing 76-year-old man on St. Thomas. Warren A. Thomas is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has white hair and and a white beard, brown eyes and a light brown complexion. Thomas

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man is facing numerous charges after police said he targeted a senior citizen in order to make illicit purchases with their credit card without permission. Jeffrey Jones, 38, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday and charged with obtaining money by false pretense,

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan announced today that the Virgin Islands Bureau of Revenue (BIR) and the Virgin Islands Department of Finance have mailed out almost $25 million in $1,400 Stimulus Checks to 10,000 residents. This week’s distribution of $24.9 million in federal funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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HOUSTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Department kicked up a storm at the Katy Sip ‘N Stroll wine-sipping festival in Texas recently. The Tourism Department was a co-sponsor of Katy’s celebration of its original wine, beer, and food. People in attendance at the festival were offered free food samples

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