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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who tried to mail a pound of cocaine disguised as candy bars to the U.S. mainland last year got just over a year in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Kemo Riley, 43, of St. Thomas was sentenced for mailing a package

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CAGUAS — Firefighters in this city near Puerto Rico’s capital cheered when they recently got updated maps that include rural neighborhoods, confessing they sometimes had to rely on taxi drivers for directions during emergencies. That’s because more than 300,000 homes on the island have no formal address. The absence of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ lost excise tax revenue grew to at least $74 million last month. And Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George thinks a Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling made yesterday paves the way for the territory to resume collecting excise taxes. U.S. District Court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — AARP in The Virgin Islands has led the efforts for the passage of Complete Streets Legislation. On Friday, October 2, 2020, during the 33rd Legislatures’ Committee on Housing Transportation, Infrastructure & Telecommunications Hearing, Bill No. 33-0041and Amendment 33-681, which establishes the “Complete Streets Policy” in the construction

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic this morning, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean

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CHRISTIANSTED — An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale struck in open water within 38 miles east-northeast of St. Croix this afternoon, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 2:24 p.m. today at a depth of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Erik Ackerson, a spokesman for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A new poll was released by VI Tech Stack in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL). It revealed frontrunners in the legislative elections, high support for Governor Albert Bryan’s handling of the coronavirus, and a majority of USVI

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BRIDGETOWN — Bonnie and Bill Jennings flew to Barbados in early March. They went to visit their daughter and son-in-law who live year round near Bridgetown on the southwest coast of the island. The couple, who are in their 80s, planned to stay a month. But they became stranded after

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Alicia Bárcena was speaking during a virtual press conference where she unveiled ECLAC’s latest report which outlines policy recommendations for addressing the economic effects of the pandemic.  The study argues that maintaining and deepening active macroeconomic policies will be essential for recovery, as well as economic and social transformation,

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CHRISTIANSTED —  In response to inquiries from residents about the status of evictions between landlords and renters, Government House said it “would like to clarify what the situation currently is.” Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s order suspending the provisions of Title 28, Chapter 13 of the Virgin Islands Code, relating to landlord-tenant

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