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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Special Operations Bureau officers conducting a routine traffic stop on the waterfront found two St. Thomas men in a vehicle with an illegal weapon and ammunition Saturday night, authorities said. Shaquani Milliner, 21, of Estate Bovoni Apartments and Taharqa Wade, 20, of Thomasville Cooperative Apartments, were arrested

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion urged Virgin Islanders to avoid traveling unless it is necessary because of the continuing surge of coronavirus cases on the U.S. mainland.  “As the COVID-19 pandemic changes, we continue to adjust to those changes and implement local

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a 32-year-old St. Thomas man wanted for questioning in a domestic violence case. Rupert T. “Putty” Campbell, Jr. of St. Thomas is wanted by the Virgin Islands Police Department for destruction of property-domestic violence. Police said that Campbell has a some

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CRUZ BAY — A man waiting with his girlfriend at the ferry dock in St. John was assaulted after he tried to stop two men from stealing the woman’s bag. Officers were dispatched to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic in reference to an assault about 9:13 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today issued the following statement on the death of long-time Rotarian and retired Port Authority Marine Director Austin “Babe” Monsanto. He was 94. “It is with great sadness that Yolanda and I learned of the passing of Austin “Babe” Monsanto.   “As a veteran, an educator, a long-serving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — New York bartender Lubens Besse was described by the Virgin Islands Police Department as a “missing person” on Twitter Friday. The VIPD said on Saturday that his girlfriend in Susannaberg, St. John reported him missing on Wednesday … but it was not disclosed by authorities that the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces new federal charges in connection to a shotgun robbery of Gems and Gold Corner on September 19, but two other wanted, unnamed suspects remain at large. Jamari Benjamin, 23, of Estate Nadir, was brought in for questioning about four hours after the

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department said. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed this

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KINGSTON — COVID-19 has dealt Caribbean universities funding and enrollment challenges that they have never faced before. In light of that, the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a “landmark” meeting to find solutions to the mounting problems. This first-ever virtual Development Partner Forum focused on “Investing in

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