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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men, a Dominican and a Venezuelan, were charged in federal court with trying to bring 11 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Pedro Ramos-Guerra and Carlos Alberto Cuevas-Almonte were charged in a Bill of Indictment returned by a Grand Jury on November 21 with

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CHRISTIANSTED — Alma Winkfield of St. Croix has been selected by AARP for its most prestigious award because she paved the way for the first bike path in the territory. The 2019 AARP Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service will be given to Winkfield next week on St. Thomas,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas. Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers from across the territory wished the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands a Happy Thanksgiving today. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the blessings we have received throughout the year. Despite our challenges, we all have much to be grateful for,” St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) launched a Water Quality Education Program, with the Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) piloting the program. The program, which began Monday, is expected to expand to include other high schools and middle schools in St. Thomas and St. Croix, in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019, a 35 and 28 percent increase, respectively, from the previous year. Of the total loans approved, 189 for $39 million were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former security guard pleaded for leniency but was still sentenced to 1.75 years in prison for stealing $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Shackled and dressed in a tan jumpsuit, Bougouneau maintained his innocence Thursday despite being

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One Haitian national was charged with vehicular homicide when his accomplice Haitian passenger died as the two were attempting to steal an automobile when the car flipped on St. Thomas. Two other passengers escaped the accident with minor injuries. Gladimy Alaisse, 25, of Port-Au-Prince, was charged with

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SAN JUAN — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced on Friday. Olaf – named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more

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HAVANA — Cuba’s government has launched a program to combat racism, acknowledging that a problem that Fidel Castro tried to eliminate after the 1959 leftist revolution remains unresolved. The program aims to identify steps to fight discrimination, broaden education on Cuba’s African legacy and start a public debate on racial

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