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MONTPELIER — A New York man who siphoned off money from three General Services Administration projects totaling $34.4 million in St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico was sentenced to probation and a whopping $2.5 million fine, authorities said. The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An alleged St. Thomas armed robber has been arrested in Maryland and will be brought back to the territory to face charges that he stole $2,000 from a barber shop at gunpoint with an accomplice here, authorities said. Shemar Coward, 20, of Water Bay Condos, was arrested

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ORLANDO — Dutch authorities are working with U.S. officials to extradite a Florida man who they say shot two people on Sint Maarten, injuring one and killing another, according to a motion filed by U.S. District Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez. According to the motion, Sint Maarten authorities were called to

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CHRISTIANSTED — An Arizona man who tried to smuggle nearly 24 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in his luggage in last month was arrested by federal agents over the weekend, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Armando Antonio Mena of Phoenix was arrested Friday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a dubious distinction at best. Despite the fact that the territory’s murder rate has gone down 6.42 percent in the last two years, the U.S. Virgin Islands has moved up one place in the world’s top per capita homicide rates. In 2018, the United Nations Office

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We observe yet another death of an African American man through non-combative interaction with law enforcement. George Floyd of Minnesota died as a result of an officer’s pressed knee to his neck for an extended period of time during an arrest. Mr. Floyd was heard pleading for his life as

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FREDERIKSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program officially approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School due to the extent of damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  This approval allows the Virgin Islands Department of Education to begin negotiating costs

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FREDERIKSTED – The officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department, St. Croix District, were beneficiaries of 100 plates of food, donated by actress Naturi Naughton of “Power” fame. The food donation, organized by the Office of the Delegate to Congress, was presented to the officers on Sunday at the VIPD

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CHRISTIANSTED — During a press conference Wednesday to update residents on COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. said the government received $75 million from the federal CARES Act, which will allow for the Government of the Virgin Islands to provide a subsidy for V.I. Water and Power Authority ratepayers, assist the

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CHRISTIANSTED — In his continuing efforts to lobby the federal government for help in the territory’s fight against COVID-19, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting additional federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin

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