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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man who traveled to the U.S. mainland for medical treatment of bullet wounds has been returned to the territory to face murder charges, authorities said. Guillermo Rivera, 28 of Aureo Diaz Heights – detained and extradited from Orlando, Florida to St. Croix on September 17

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If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at www.ssa.gov/myaccount to see the following information about your claim: ·

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a move that it says is necessary to “remain viable in a competitive market,” Limetree Bay Terminals announced it will slash more than a quarter of its workforce just two weeks before Christmas. “Business activity has decreased following the indefinite closure of the Limetree Bay Refinery,” the

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CANE BAY — The VIPD’s Cold Case Unit is seeking information in the death of Brendalee Melendez Belardo on St. Croix. On June 2, 2007, at around 8:40 a.m., VIPD Officers were dispatched to the Scenic Road area after receiving reports of a body being found. The body was later

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TEAGUE BAY — Police need your help to identify three armed home invaders who were captured on a Ring home security system. “The VIPD Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking the St. Croix community’s assistance in identifying the individuals in this video,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. Two of the suspects

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SUNNY ISLE — In celebration of NICU Awareness Month in September, JFL has set a new standard for neonatal nutritional care for critically ill premature babies, the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) is the first hospital in the U.S. Virgin Islands to adopt Prolacta’s exclusive human

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CANE BAY — An internationally-prominent NASA scientist gathering information about “tropical convection processes” to gain a better understanding about how hurricanes operate in the Caribbean drowned at the Annaly Bay tide pools one week ago, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. “Dr. Gail M. Skofronick-Jackson who was a Weather

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FREDERIKSTED — An unemployed St. Croix man was arrested Monday by detectives for passing more than $1,440 in counterfeit checks, authorities said. Javier Crispin, 34, of Smithfield, was arrested at 12:42 p.m. Monday and charged with passing forged bills or notes, grand larceny, forgery, and obtaining money by false pretense,

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who maintained an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in his own household was arrested on Monday morning, authorities said. Jacoy Q. Kentish, 20, of Campo Rico, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. Monday and charged with second-degree aggravated-rape-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – With the assistance and coordination from the Virgin Islands Department of Health, service members were able to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Centers, September 11, 2021. The rise of the Delta variant, and the speed at which it transmits among

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