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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The owner of a yacht was arrested for allegedly raping one of his crew member while the pair were taking a taxi ride from Red Hook to Yacht Haven Grande on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Hugh D. Fuller Jr., 67, of Boca Raton, Florida, was arrested at

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COTTON VALLEY — A St. Croix man was arrested after he allegedly attacked his male lover during a heated argument at a posh East End condominium on Friday night, authorities said. Khalaf Jerry, 35, of Estate Coakley Bay, was arrested at 7:59 p.m. Friday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are looking for a suspect after a man was stabbed near a gas station by the waterfront in St. Thomas on Friday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Giant Gas, located near Mandela Circle, in reference to an assault victim at

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear today, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the island

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general across the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general, led by North Carolina Attorney General

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KINGSTON — A strong 5.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in sections of Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica this morning, authorities said. Earthquake Discovery reported this afternoon that a minor earthquake was felt in sections of southwest Jamaica at approximately 10:05 a.m. today. The earthquake’s epicenter occurred at a depth of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan shared a letter with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines offering support and assistance to the Islands’ people after a volcano eruption Friday forced more than 16,000 people to evacuate the island of St. Vincent. “On behalf of the people of the

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ATLANTA — A St. Thomas-based federal agent’s double life as a law enforcement officer and drug smuggler was exposed by an alert drug-sniffing dog in Georgia, authorities said. Ivan Van Beverhoudt, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer tasked with intercepting drugs in the USVI, was indicted on federal charges

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor announced this week that officials will start vaccinating all those 16 and older beginning Monday, prompting celebrations across the U.S. territory facing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Currently, only people 50 years and older as well as anyone 35 to 49 with chronic health

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency modifying its 2011 consent decree with HOVENSA, the prior owner of St. Croix’s troubled oil refinery, now owned by Limetree Bay Ventures and ArcLight Capital. The motion requires Limetree to assume some of

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