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The Virgin Islands Attorney General’s office reached an agreement in principle for a Victims’ Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims’ counsel on Friday. The agreement includes safeguards that U.S. Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Denise George insisted be included, according to her office. With the agreement, Attorney General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The VIPD is requesting the community’s assistance in locating two women wanted for grand larceny in connection to the alleged theft of pitbull puppies last month on St. Thomas. A third wanted woman, 38-year-old Heather McBrayer, turned herself in to authorities on Friday afternoon, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of three suspects accused of stealing pitbull puppies near Fairchild Park on St. Thomas last month voluntarily surrendered herself to police on Friday, authorities said. Heather R. McBrayer, 38, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. Friday and charged with grand larceny and trespassing, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands sheltering capacity will be “limited” at the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season due to American Red Cross physical distancing requirements brought about by the advent of COVID-19 in December, authorities said. The territory’s lead emergency agencies said this weekend they are

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We observe yet another death of an African American man through non-combative interaction with law enforcement. George Floyd of Minnesota died as a result of an officer’s pressed knee to his neck for an extended period of time during an arrest. Mr. Floyd was heard pleading for his life as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fired off gunshots in a crowded residential area has been arrested by police, authorities said Jo’Quanni Cumberbatch, 26, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. today and charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and possession of an unlicensed firearm, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase of the territory’s path back to normalcy effective June 1. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists

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CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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CHRISTIANSTED – The VIPD Traffic Investigation Bureau is advising the motoring public that starting Tuesday the entrance into the Sion Farm community on Queen Mary Highway will be closed for needed repairs. There will be no vehicular traffic allowed in or out of Sion Farm at that intersection. Motorists wishing

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was shot during a robbery attempt in Estate Mon Bijou early Saturday morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of an attempted robbery in Mon Bijou about 4:03 a.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The adult male victim

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