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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man heard federal charges that he is a drug dealer. Keithley Parris, 32, of St. Croix, appeared in federal court for the first time after his arrest Thursday by Homeland Security Investigations special agents on the charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who had a loaded semi-automatic weapon in a Frederiksted supermarket has been handed a sentence of probation by a federal judge. Samuel Melendez, 43, was sentenced on November 21 after being convicted of possession of firearm in a school zone, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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MIAMI — A St. Croix hit man shot a female dentist six times in the back before an upcoming Florida trial, but she miraculously survived the shooting and is now clinging to life in a medically-induced coma. Ralph Benjamin, 39, of St. Croix and Hector Ledesma, 34, of St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men from Bogata were stopped at sea in Caribbean waters with 1,335 pounds of marijuana, authorities said. Centeno A. Hansel-Andres and Cristian Valencia-Mendoza were charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on board a vessel subject to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2019 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament beginning Friday in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The highly anticipated basketball tournament tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s games when Valparaiso University goes up against

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four British Virgin Islands nationals were caught by U.S. government Customs officials trying to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands illegally, authorities said. Mohammed Singh, a citizen of Guyana, and Jaisel Yroveles Del Jesus, Shadrach Thompson, and Tereim Grant, all citizens of the British Virgin Islands, were charged

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FREDERIKSTED — Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. (LSSVI) is pleased to announce that Plaza West Supermarket and the Hamed Family will host the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale to support Queen Louise Home for Children. Christmas trees will be on sale on November 30 and December

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Texas drug mule got a dose of Southern hospitality while visiting the territory when the chief federal judge here granted her probation, rather than prison time, for having 20 pounds of marijuana in her luggage. Kieantia Thomas-Okeke, 39, of Dallas, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court

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CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the  Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the

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