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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man convicted of the Main Street broad-daylight shooting death of an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s son nearly 20 years ago was himself shot dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Deshaune Harrigan, 44, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jason Carroll in May 2000, was shot

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announces that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will issue additional SNAP benefits to current recipients during the months of April and May. Households not already receiving the maximum benefits will receive a supplemental allotment to bring the amount

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said it “is working around the clock with their federal partners to ensure that Virgin Islanders have access to all provisions that will be of help during this crisis.” “DHS staff members are implementing changes in record time and working to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said that Head Start “program classrooms” remain closed territory-wide until further notice. Human Services said the distribution of meals to Head Start children began at various locations in St. Thomas and St. Croix on March 23, Human Services spokeswoman Michelle

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George is reminding residents that those who willfully violate emergency executive orders and directives of Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion during the declared state of emergency can face criminal consequences. Penalties can include arrest and prosecution under Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden, who called earlier this week for a moratorium on anchoring permits to stem the flow of visiting private boats, sharply disagreed Monday with the Bryan administration’s decision to close the territory’s beaches to residents while opening some of those same beaches to private boats from

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CHRISTIANSTED — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, AARP in The Virgin Islands is providing information and resources to help older Virgin Islanders and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and help prevent it from spreading to others. The Governor of the Virgin Islands Albert Bryan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 38-year-old daughter of former Senator-at-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd was found dead Thursday morning in St. Thomas, authorities said. Alana Liburd of St. John was found dead in Sugar Estate at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “According to detectives, there was no outwardly

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CRUZ BAY — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced the appointment of Detective Vivianne P. Newton as Deputy Chief of Police for the island of St. John on Wednesday. Deputy Chief Newton is a 14-year veteran of the Virgin Islands Police Department, having spent the last 10 years of her

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ director of the Center for Student Success has died of the coronavirus while on the U.S. mainland, according to a message issued to the UVI community on Wednesday.  “We learned today that Jason Brewer, Director of the Center for Student Success,

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