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  LAYIN’ LOW: Charles A. Banks IV SAN ANTONIO — A not guilty plea has been entered for Tim Duncan’s  former financial adviser, who faces two counts of mail fraud. Lawyers for Charles Augustus Banks IV filed a waiver of arraignment, which negated the need for a hearing that had been scheduled

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CHAOS IS THE NEW NORMAL: In Venezuela EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that

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NOT SO JALA JALA NOW: Jibri Roberts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man who pleaded guilty to a murder in October 2015, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison by V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston. Jibri K. Roberts of Bonne Esperance was initially charged with 20

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islands health centers will be sharing at least $102,369 in federal funding for health information technology upgrades. The funding by the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary is part of $87 million going to 1,310 health centers in every state, the territory, the District of Columbia,

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ARRESTED: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2011 St. John Festival Queen Kinia Blyden has been arrested in connection with what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to smuggle at least eight kilograms of cocaine through security at the St. Thomas airport to the mainland United States. When Blyden, 23,

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U.S. Attorney Rosa E. Rodríguez-Vélez WASHINGTON — Two people pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain for their respective roles in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity

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     The 2015 drought in St. Croix BRIDGETOWN — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report on the impact of climate change on agriculture in the Caribbean region. The report found that the region is expected to see an increase in the intensity and frequency

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CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in St. John failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this weekend that Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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BEST General Manager Kerry Harrigan CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Promising increased community involvement with renewed dedication to professional customer service, Blue Executive Services & Transportation (BEST) has won the taxi concession for the West Indian Co. Ltd. cruise ship dock on St. Thomas. “We’re definitely very enthusiastic and we will be

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PITTSBURGH — Two accused Michigan suppliers for a heroin and cocaine ring bringing narcotics from the Virgin Islands to Pittsburgh through Detroit were advised of their rights Thursday at the Joseph F. Weis U.S. Courthouse and returned to jail without bond pending trial. Details of the case remain sparse, but

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