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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan is calling on all Virgin Islanders to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday was on Friday, January 15 and is a national holiday celebrated this year on Monday, January 18, to invoke the teachings of Dr. King by reflecting on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement congratulating Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory and the incoming members of the 34th Legislature, who took their Oath of Office on Monday at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas before convening their first session to establish the Senate leadership. “I want to thank and

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly press briefing on Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan said the victories of two Democratic Senators in Georgia could lead to larger stimulus checks for territorial residents. “With the new composition of the U.S. Senate, there is a likelihood that the $2,000 stimulus proposal that was passed by

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CRUZ BAY — The St. John cat burglar who entered people’s homes in the wee hours of the night and stole valuables has been arrested, authorities said. Khalid Smith, 22, of Estate Bellvue, was arrested at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree burglary, using a weapon during the commission of

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PHILADELPHIA — A federal appellate court has affirmed former Ranger American Guard Clement Bougouneau’s conviction, and said there is sufficient evidence to prove he stole $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Bougouneau, 53, is currently incarcerated at the Residential Reentry Management field

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. John man was given two years in federal prison for transporting an illegal resident via ferry to St. Thomas, authorities said. Courtney Matthias was sentenced today on his conviction for transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office encourages everyone to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by saluting our law enforcement officers this Saturday. “Local and federal law enforcement officers are our first responders whenever our communities are threatened by criminal activity, natural disasters, or other public safety emergencies,” U.S. Attorney

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Social Security benefits are part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker. If you are among the many people covered under Social Security, you should know what your future benefit may be. These monthly payments may be a vital part of your retirement income. We base your benefit

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SAN JUAN — With the holiday season ending, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are reiterating  their consumer alert for counterfeit and pirated goods with regard to online shopping.   The San Juan Field Office, which is responsible for multiple ports of entry in Puerto Rico

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CRUZ BAY — A Florida man on vacation with his family apparently drowned while snorkeling in St. John on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Nathaniel Outcalt, 47, of Venice, Florida drowned while snorkeling in Trunk Bay before 5:38 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Police were told that Outcalt,

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