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CHRISTIANSTED — Reinaldo Cruz Taura, president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering, was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of home confinement for providing kickbacks in connection with federal government subcontracts to perform work on the federal building and courthouse in St. Croix and on U.S. Coast

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to mitigate the growing spread of the COVID-19 virus in the territory, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has ordered all beaches to be closed at 4 p.m. for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and all bars are ordered to stop serving, and alcohol sales territory-wide

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FREDERIKSTED — An innocent female bystander was shot in the back after “several men” started damaging a man’s vehicle in a Smithfield housing project to lure him into a shooting ambush on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The shooting victim remains in stable condition today after undergoing surgery at the hospital.

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor and the Virgin Islands Office of Highway Safety (VIOHS) announced the launch their high-visibility enforcement campaign beginning July 1 to September 30. High-visibility enforcement is designed to deter people from driving after consuming alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and prescription medication. The Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Health Department peace officer said a St. Croix native black woman called him names and allegedly spit on him in a time of coronavirus — and was arrested. A white man alleged accomplice was arrested a day later. Nathalie Hollins, 51, of Estate Morningstar, was arrested about

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of murder in March of 2018 was roaming free to try to kill someone again yesterday. The 911 Emergency Call Center received notification of shots fired in the Ruby M. Rouss Housing Community at 9:44 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man faces stiff charges after being accused of choking, sodomizing and raping a woman last week, authorities said. Stuart Drew, 41, of Strawberry Hill, was arrested at 2:52 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree rape-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim in

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who stalked her former boyfriend and allegedly assaulted his current girlfriend with spray after first throwing a drink on him was arrested by police, authorities said. Edeikah Jacobs, 22, of Work & Rest was arrested about 11:00 p.m. Saturday and charged with domestic violence

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was held up in a popular condo row-area restaurant in broad daylight and then assaulted because he didn’t have any money to give the would-be robber on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. It is the second broad daylight armed robbery to take place at Breezez

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said during his weekly COVID-19 update that at this point he is not planning to close the beaches for the long July 4th weekend, but he warned residents to “Mask Up” if they plan to celebrate the holiday at the beach or elsewhere. “The only

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