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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia native who admitted in federal court to bringing 33 pounds of marijuana to St. Thomas was given less than two years in prison for that offense and for fleeing the territory without court permission for more than three years prior to sentencing. Keenan Powell-Ryder, 24,

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CHRISTIANSTED — “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony played as caregivers and staff at the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center Hospital cheered and celebrated. Because after a month-long hospitalization, recovered COVID-19 patient Guillermo Riasco was finally going home. The staff at JFL “… brought me back to life,”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man working for a contractor doing the remodeling work at the St. Thomas airport has been charged with dealing cocaine after allegedly admitting to hiding 10 pounds of cocaine in a men’s room wall inside the air terminal, authorities said.. Keilin Lopez Lopez has been charged

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FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix men were arrested on illegal gun charges after spotted leaving a beach with weapons, according to a Tweet by the VIPD on Twitter. Rosniel Diaz Bautista and Marcus Daniel were arrested for firearms violations, police said. “VIPD STX Nab Two With Guns Leaving Beach,” the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is notifying the motoring public that a portion of the Melvin Evans Highway, from the Williams Delight intersection eastbound to the West Airport Road intersection, will be closed for roadwork Tuesday, August 4 at 9 a.m. The roadwork is expected to continue through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard 631st Engineer Utilities Detachment conducted annual training in St. Thomas recently. The unit completed several community projects on St. Thomas during two weeks at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and the Bertha C. Boschulte Junior High School. At the Ivanna Eudora Kean

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was winged by gunfire near the Nisky Center intersection late Saturday night, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Nisky Center intersection about 11 p.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Upon arrival to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When Puerto Rico turned the freighter he was on away from its “rich” port in early May, things looked grim indeed for Sam the Sailor. After all, Sam the Sailor was confirmed to have COVID-19. If the couldn’t find a port to take him soon, his health

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MARIGOT — United States tourists cannot cross the border from Dutch Sint Maarten to French Saint starting today, according to The Daily Herald, a Philipsburg, Sint Maarten newspaper. The report says the announcement is until further notice. Sylvie Feucher, prefect of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy, has previously said that, due to a high number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix recorded two homicides in the space of seven hours today when a 26-year-old man was gunned down in an Estate Plessen-Grove Place apartment complex this afternoon, authorities said. Kaleem Ramsey of Estate Grove Place was shot to death at Lorraine Village Apartments before 3:25 p.m. today,

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