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CHRISTIANSTED – Two Nicaraguan men with 3.500 pounds of marijuana on their boat will face criminal charges in St. Croix for drug smuggling after being intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard near Colombia. Jonny Cadena Osorio and Morlin Moises Jaenstchke Calero, each of Managua, were charged with conspiracy to possess

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Today, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Since the onset of Alzheimer’s can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years, preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses. As a result, people must come to grips with a devastating diagnosis

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FREDERIKSTED — Law enforcement is often compared to the military. But when it comes to promotions and training, especially for leadership roles, there is one very significant difference. In the military you receive the training before you assume the position; however, in law enforcement, very often there is no training

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CHRISTIANSTED — More than 15 years ago, St. Croix native Jaielean Jagrup began her pageantry journey. She started at school pageants on the United States mainland. By the time Jagrup graduated high school, she was offered the opportunity to compete in Miss Caribbean Maryland 2012 and won. In addition, she won

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CHRISTIANSTED — The finance chief and two other top executives at Limetree Bay Ventures, operator of a long-stalled local oil refinery, are stepping down, according to an internal letter reviewed by Reuters. The 200,000-barrel-per-day refinery in St. Croix recently halted processing after “a mishap,” according to people familiar with the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have commented on how many snakes they have been seeing. Seeing snakes this time of year is a common occurrence but not in the frequency that some have been reported. It’s not so much that we have a bumper

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FREDERIKSTED — The westbound lanes on Melvin Evans Highway from the West Airport Intersection to the Williams Delight Intersection will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting this week, DPW said. “The closure will allow the contractor to begin milling and paving the lanes,” DPW spokeswoman Renee Exius

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CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said people buying gasoline in the territory should pay attention to prices.  “In the last couple of weeks, there is clearly a price war at the pump,” Evangelista said.  DLCA conducted a territory-wide fuel price survey on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 on St. Croix,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who showed up to a sex trafficking sting with condoms and cash has been given two years in prison by a federal judge, authorities said. Rashead Gerard, 24, of St. Croix, was given a prison term of 24 months after his conviction for attempted

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FREDERIKSTED — There was a time when visitors to the St. Croix airport were greeted with a warm smile, a Cruzan Rum punch and a map of the island. But one traveler arriving to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport from Florida was given the COVID-19 “treatment” upon landing — he was

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