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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler to try to move hundreds of grams of cocaine through the Henry Rohlsen Airport unnoticed by law enforcement authorities — but he was not successful. Ray Harris, Jr.,

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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced. Bermudez made

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LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE: Marie Holmes of North Carolina, a 26-year-old unemployed mother of four children shared in a $546.1 million Powerball jackpot in February of 2015. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — In cash-strapped Puerto Rico where the exodus of people due to worsening economic conditions has been well-documented by most of

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       ARRESTED: Kherique Lewis [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — On February 9, 2017, at about 11:28a.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 call Center to a discharging of shots in the Marley Housing Homes on the West End of St. Croix. Upon arrival officers made contact with a female

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ARRESTED 3 TIMES BUT NEVER STOPPED: Smug Child Abuser Ethelbert Benjamin Jr. CHRISTIANSTED — A former Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Operations Manager has been arrested for the third time in 14 months on child abuse charges. On February 10, 2017, at about 6:20 p.m., 57-year-old Ethelbert “Bert”

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man said he was shot in the leg walking back to his apartment at the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion. On February 8, 2017, the 911 Emergency Call Center got a report at 10:22 p.m. that someone had been shot at the Walter I.M.

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        CHTA’S Frank Comito [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. But they say they expect a slight drop this year because of the uncertainty surrounding actions that President Donald

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PURE WHITE GOLD: What 71 kilograms of cocaine looks like. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Puerto Rico will spend about 3.83 years behind bars after admitting to bringing 156 pounds of cocaine to the waters off of St. Croix. Carmelo Cruz-Velez, 52 of San Juan was sentenced to

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MAIL CALL: St. Croix’s Waleed Lang gets probation after mailing himself a German-made gun. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court to five years probation for admitting to illegally mailing himself a gun. Waleed Lang, 33, got that sentence for “unlawful mailing of a

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