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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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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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SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Karen slowed to a tropical depression as it made its way towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update, Karen’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 35

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas boat captain is accused of trying to deceive U.S. Customs and Border Security agents that two illegal St. Lucian men aboard his vessel had just gone for a day sail to the BVI and come right back again. Kalik Aaron, 22, Arkim Clersaint, 20,

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It didn’t take Abilene Christian University long to warm up to playing in St. Thomas. In the first game for the reigning Southland Conference champions, ACU handily dispatched the British Virgin Islands national team 81-44. Hayden Howell, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, led the Wildcats in scoring with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands’ best athletes are working hard to make it to next year’s Olympics in Japan. One man who stands a good chance to qualify is boxer Deion Pruitt, who was once trained by St. Thomas native and former boxing world champion Julian Jackson. Should Pruitt,

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PHILIPSBURG — Four men have been arrested in Sint Maarten by the Netherlands Coastguard in a drug bust netting 992 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. The men from the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago are now in Dutch official custody for allegedly smuggling 450

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked third in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released list of Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands was ranked No. 1 in the Caribbean category of the publication’s annual Best Vacation Destinations list, according to a news

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