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FREDERIKSTED — Police said they need your help today to find a St. Croix man who is wanted for contempt of court. The Virgin Islands Police Department put out a wanted poster on 39-year-old Tomas Melendez III at 5:11 p.m. Sunday. Melendez is described by the VIPD as being an

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ROCKVILLE — A St. Croix man wanted for a 1999 rape in Christiansted was arrested in Maryland on Friday thanks to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Joseph Hanley, 60, was arrested based on a Superior Court bench warrant issued in 2004 charging him with incest, first-degree aggravated rape and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gregory Bennerson Jr., Governor Kenneth Mapp’s Chief of Executive Security, was involved in a two-car accident but did alert the proper authorities afterwards, according to the Virgin Islands Think Tank. The accident occurred on St. Croix after midnight when Bennerson’s unmarked black government vehicle smashed into the back

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FREDERIKSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced his approval of a contract for more major improvements to St. Croix’s Melvin Evans Highway. The work – which includes paving, repairs and safety provisions – will take place from Hannah’s Rest to the Good Hope Intersection. Virgin Islands Paving has been contracted to

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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Venezuela admitted to federal charges of smuggling 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Manuel Rodriguez, 32, of Caracas, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday that it will be signing over $251 million dollars to the U.S. Virgin Islands in rum tax cover-over payments for estimated FY 2019 rum tax collections. This is the largest amount since 2013. A small amount will wind up

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $75,000 distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to the Virgin Islands for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. This is part of a $100 million distribution from the LWCF to all 50 states, the territories and

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who fired gunshots at a moving vehicle in Mon Bijou and shot out the rear side window earlier this year is now in police custody. Allan Brady III, 32, turned himself in to police detectives about 8:49 a.m. on Tuesday and was served with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering said that at least 901 Virgin Islanders will receive income tax refunds this week. Director Pickering said the checks, which total $7.2 million, are to be mailed today. “This latest release of refunds

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FREDERIKSTED — A wanted St. Croix man police have been searching for for five days is now in police custody. Callixtus “Cactus” Ettienne, 24, was arrested about 1:42 p.m. on Monday after he was served with a bench warrant from the Superior Court. Unable to post bail in the amount

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