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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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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor declared a state of emergency effective Monday as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including some in the capital of San Juan, will be without water for 24 hours every other day as

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SAN JUAN — Two strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. commonwealth since late December. A tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit just southwest of the island in

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican woman admitted to being part of the Puerto Rican crime wave plaguing the U.S. Virgin Islands, owning up in federal court to bringing 10 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in 2017. Nathalie Lopez, 31, pled guilty today in U.S. District Count in Golden Rock to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Reinaldo Cruz Taura, president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering, was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of home confinement for providing kickbacks in connection with federal government subcontracts to perform work on the federal building and courthouse in St. Croix and on U.S. Coast

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it began conducting live-fire tests of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service on St. Thomas on Wednesday. The purpose of the test was to verify all ShotSpotter systems are operating as expected and guide any final adjustments before activating the service. “The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh is advising the public that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Offices on St. Croix and St. Thomas will conduct special operating hours tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During this time, the bureau will only process transactions for customers who submitted their documents via

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WILLEMSTAD — Four U.S. Air Force planes will be deployed to Curacao for counter-narcotics operations, the U.S. Southern Command announced on Friday. An E-3 Sentry surveillance plane and an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System plane, supported by two KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, will fly detection and monitoring missions

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal law enforcement agents recently recovered four duffel bags stuffed with $2.25 million in cash out of the waters off of the coast of St. Thomas, authorities said. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs Border Patrol Air Marine Operation (CBP-AMO) personnel reported that while on duty in the western area of

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix attorney Andrew Simpson has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers at the Academy’s recent meeting in April 2020. He is the first person from the U.S. Virgin Islands to be a member of the Academy. The American Academy of Appellate

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