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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After experiencing three homicides in as many days in the Hospital Ground area, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor walked the neighborhood, meeting with residents there this weekend. The Virgin Islands Police Department is focused on reducing violent crime and enhancing the quality of life of residents of Hospital

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor flew over to St. Thomas with a contingent of Special Operations Bureau Virgin Islands Police Department officers to get a first-hand look at the situation on the ground in Hospital Ground on Good Friday. Commissioner Velinor fielded questions from the general community on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Police Commissioner took to the airwaves Good Friday to give a strong message to the territory about the recent violence in Hospital Ground, St. Thomas: the VIPD has a “person of interest” in the homicides and shootings — and they are committing every resource of the

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KINGSTOWN — Several top Jamaican singers are throwing their support this Easter Sunday for a COVID-19 virtual telethon for Jamaica. Being presented under the theme: “Jamaica, Together We Stand,” named after the title track of singer Richie Spice’s upcoming album, the goal is to raise $10.5 million to aid the country’s

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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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