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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized  25 pounds (11.4 kilos) of cocaine in a backpack concealed inside the center console of a private vessel arriving at the Las Croabas boat ramp on Wednesday. The estimated wholesale value of the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIRAMAR — Spirit Airlines is bringing more flights to the territory even as the region as a whole recovers from the destructive 2017 hurricane season. The Florida-based airline today announced that it will launch nonstop service between Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in St. Croix and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) – Agriculture and Natural Resources Program will hold a tree pruning workshop entitled, “How to Correctly and Safely Prune Trees.” The workshops will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Research and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — Police say they are looking for four men as “persons of interest” in the St. Croix Coliseum Cockpit double murder that took place Saturday in Estate Glynn. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) have set up a hotline for anyone with information to

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MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — Two men were killed after a shooting at the Coliseum Cockpit on Saturday afternoon. Luis Colon, 32, and Jacobo Garcia, 46, were shot to death sometime before 3:49 p.’m. when the 911 Emergency Call Center was notified. When police arrived on the scene in Estate Glynn,

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CHAMBLEE, Ga.  — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the region. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said about 10,000 jobs will be available with the new Emergency Home Repairs V.I. Program. Speaking on Wednesday at his weekly media briefing at Government House on St. Croix, Mapp said the local workforce was expected to fill at least a quarter of these positions. “We

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — Each summer the Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) Program educates middle school and high school youth about the marine ecosystems that surround the territory. Coral reefs and vital marine habitats come to life when students explore the marine environment and hear from leading experts

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands made USA Today’s list of the “Best Beaches in the Caribbean, 2018 Edition.” The article in their Travel Section features St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. It also highlights Puerto Rico, Anguilla and Sint Maarten. “After months of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — With its area of operations heavily damaged in the wake of Hurricane Maria in September, Bohlke International Airways (BIA), the lone service provider at St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, has hired Colorado-based aviation real estate company Western LLC to design its new

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