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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former United States postal worker in St. Thomas got 3.08 years in prison from a federal judge for mailing 308 pounds of marijuana in the U.S. mail. Calvin Benjamin, 50, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to his role in a cocaine distribution operation in the territory. Winston DeCastro, 46, of St. Croix, pled guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to one count of Aiding and Abetting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomian and a British Virgin Islands native were in federal custody today on charges that they tried to sell a small amount of cocaine. Dexter Harley, 32, of Road Town, Tortola, BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44, of St. Thomas, were each detained today pending further proceedings

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. commonwealth is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CRUZ BAY — A St. John man has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison for biting off part of another man’s ear while riding a ferry. A Superior Court jury convicted Emanuel Greer, 47. of Calabash Boom, of one count of mayhem 10

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — Federal authorities said a St. Croix man convicted of gun violence crimes who escaped from prison after his second conviction has lost a lot of weight and the public needs to re-examine his current photograph. Nathaniel “Jahreek” or “Ringo” Thomas Jr., 28, left

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PHILIPSBURG — A twin-engine Dutch airline was forced to turn around one hour into its flight from Sint Maarten to Curacao on Monday after engine problems were detected by the crew. The flight on an InselAir Fokker 50 was carrying 53 people on board when

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations in the wake of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas. PAHO is also urging the countries to strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients and implement measures

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CHRISTIANSTED — Friable asbestos was likely a problem for Limetree Bay Terminals and anyone downwind of the St. Croix oil storage facility after its facilities were compromised during Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Islands Free Press was the first media source to alert the public that Maria severely damaged the former

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Virgin Islands, when asked Friday for comment about the St. Croix prison escape of Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas Jr. on Thursday officially said: “no comment.” Thomas was convicted by a federal jury of reckless endangerment and firearms changes

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