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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced recently that he has appointed Steven Phillip as the Chief of Police in the St. Thomas/St. John District and Richard Velazquez as Deputy Chief of Police for the island of St. Thomas. Chief Phillip is a 19-year veteran of the Virgin

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FREDERIKSTED — The last day of a national moratorium on evictions was Friday and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) said it is encouraging its residents to enter into a repayment plan if they are behind on their rent — and is giving them an additional month to do so.

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The family of Coreen Bryant Lewis regrets to announce the passing of our dearly beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, who died in North Carolina on May 12, 2020 after several months of illness. Coreen A.B. Lewis was born July 29, 1948, in St. Thomas, USVI, to her late parents

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Superior Court of the Virgin Islands judge and federal prosecutor for the territory has been appointed an immigration judge under the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Denise Hinds Roach of St. Croix was appointed as an immigration judge in June by U.S. Attorney General William

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Republican National Committee will determine if John Canegata won, as he claims, re-election to a fourth term as the Virgin Islands Republican chairman during a caucus at Bluebeard’s Castle Resort on St. Thomas Saturday. Results from the caucus show Canegata receiving 56 votes — 100 percent

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman who founded a faith-based organization on island to help at-risk youth, allegedly used her vehicle to assault her ex-boyfriend, then maced him, authorities said. Kimberly “Rae” Gereau, 33, of Estate St. Georges was arrested at 9:52 a.m. Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence,

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Guess who came to the Garden to be? None other than Shelly Jacobs of ABC Landscaping! Police Captain Sandra Colbourne and Sgt. Milton Petersen and myself had an outdoor meeting recently on St. Thomas. Shelly and Albion “Chico” George of the UVI Cooperative Extension, each longtime friends, came out to

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a socio-economic crisis of an unprecedented scope and reach.  Worldwide, it has led to a massive decline of working hours, equivalent to 400 million full-time jobs. It has also exposed structural inequalities related to social protection and in the labor market, particularly

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix Senator Kurt Vialet that that he saw firsthand the hue and cry of local horse owners at Plaza Extra West on Saturday and has persuaded Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to sit down with them to hear their grievances. Protesters by the hundreds, some of them on

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it participated in the closing of an illegal horse racing path in the Williams Delight area on Thursday. Throughout the past two years, VIPD has responded to the path used for unsanctioned horse racing. Officers have gone to the location in the

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