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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery and the Virgin Islands Department of Education said Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved industry standards that will ensure newly-constructed schools and office buildings can withstand future catastrophic weather events and meet professional norms for providing service.  “This approval will green

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CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Denise George said tonight that the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) arrested a St. Croix resident who misrepresented himself as a licensed contractor to perform work repairs to a someone’s home. V.I. Department of Justice Special Agent Gisselle Quinones conducted a fraud investigation and executed

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man allegedly picked up a high school girl on her school campus and held her at knifepoint in his car, authorities said. Axel J. Betancourt, 19, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 9:53 p.m. Friday and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment, the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Richard Evangelista revealed the findings of the latest territory-wide market basket survey. The market basket survey, completed on February 14, is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each

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CHRISTIANSTED — A former Women’s Coalition of St. Croix bookkeeper has been sentenced in federal prison for stealing at least $83,510 from the non-profit organization, authorities said. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court to 13 months imprisonment, on one count of Federal

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FREDERIKSTED — Diligent detective work has paid off! Police on Friday arrested a St. Croix man they say is responsible for the vandalism incidents that took place last weekend. Jimmy “Tayi” Navarro, 46, of Hospital Street, Frederiksted, was arrested at 2:33 p.m. Friday on a warrant for five counts of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was pulled from his car as he was sleeping and lost his vehicle to his attacker, authorities said. A first-degree robbery was reported to police at the Ancilmo Marshall Command in Christiansted about 2:43 a.m today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The male

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FREDERIKSTED — Is Virgin Islands Police Department “exempt” employee Anderson Poleon the highest paid person in the territorial government? That’s the question concerned citizens in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are asking this afternoon. If Anderson Poleon is the highest paid person at $333,150.00 — he is paid

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CHRISTIANSTED — The VIPD is asking for the community’s help to find 18-year-old Wayne Burke on St. Croix. Burke is wanted for first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Burke was identified as the

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SAN ANTONIO — St. Croix legend Tim Duncan has endorsed Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg for president. In a 30-second video that debuted today, Duncan said he is supporting Bloomberg in the 2020 U.S. presidential election “because of his work in 2017 to help the U.S. Virgin Islands recover.” Mike and

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