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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman took to social media to accuse two other women of stealing her purse at a Havensight-area bar on Friday night. Jessica Baynit, provided surveillance video images of at least one of the women and asked people in St. Thomas to call her if

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas woman detained at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday for being a fugitive from justice was re-arrested the next day after authorities said she also falsified her COVID-19 test results online. Breanna Kathleen Ward, 34, of Kingwood, Texas, was arrested Friday and charged with making

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CRUZ BAY — A boat explosion in St. John caused multiple injuries and sent at least two people to the hospital late Friday morning, authorities confirmed. The propane gas explosion happened about 11:07 a.m. Friday near the Westin Resort dock in Chocolate Hole Great, the Virgin Islands Police Department and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites the public to the 41st annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition on Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m.  Themed “The Great Gatsby of the 21st Century,” the ambassadorial competition will be streamed online.  Tickets to the online event are $10 for the early bird special and $15 for regular admission. “This competition is a tribute to young women striving

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci, Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:   

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 15 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Three of the migrants claimed to be Haitians, while twelve others claimed being Dominican Republic nationals. The

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KINGSTOWN — The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was rocked again by eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano as leaders warned of shortages of water and the potential need for hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild. The explosion around 6 a.m. Tuesday, caused another billowing plume of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department confirmed Thursday that an 81-year-old St. Thomas man is the territory’s 27th death related to COVID-19. “The department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19,” VIDOH said. “Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: stay at home, practice social distancing,

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The attack was brazen, streamed live on the Internet: Men carrying big guns walked into a Holy Thursday church service, grabbed the pastor and three parishioners and led them away in full view of cameras. For Haitians, it was a fearsome emblem of a wave of kidnappings

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PORT FOURCHON, La. — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while divers searching for survivors knocked on the ship’s hull without response. Rescuers don’t know whether any of the missing might be caught inside the lift boat called the Seacor

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