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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI boat captain who was caught smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. Virgin Islands has been given no jail time by a federal judge after pleading guilty to a lesser included charge. Juwon Cordelle Potter, 25, of Road Town, Tortola, was sentenced to one year probation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men face criminal charges after allegedly trying to bring at least 11 pounds of cocaine into the territory by sea, authorities said. Russell Robinson and Trevor Stephen appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on a criminal complaint Tuesday, charging the men with conspiring

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who fired on federal agents with an assault rifle on a beach used for offloading large shipments of narcotics faces a possible life sentence after a guilty plea in federal court, authorities said. Rammer Guerrero Morales, of Santo Domingo, appeared before U.S. Magistrate

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SANTO DOMINGO — Playing on home soil, Dominican Republic knew that they had a big responsibility to perform in front of a home crowd, and they delivered with their performance against Virgin Islands as they took on their first game of Group C. The Dominican Republic had no mercy for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Executive Director Linda Smith of the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission is pleased to announce that pursuant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of the VI Code, the commission will hold its annual veteran medallion auction on December 13, 14, 15, 2021. This auction is OPEN TO VIRGIN

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the WAPA governing board on Tuesday approved payment terms on existing contracts with the companies developing the underground electrical system on St. Croix and St. John. The changes became necessary after it was determined that work on the projects could not always progress to completion

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About 23,000 people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds in U.S. Virgin Islands (and 850,000 in Puerto Rico) qualify for a 5.9 percent increase in their Social Security benefits in 2022. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W).

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following the release of a report detailing more than $113 million in cost overruns on a Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority project promised to reduce energy bills, Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for further investigation of all parties involved in the now infamous VITOL contract. The Office of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), in partnership with local educators, said it now offers a “USVI Marine Debris Curriculum.” The curriculum was written exclusively for the U.S. Virgin Islands to bring awareness to the problem of marine debris in the Territory and to provide culturally-relevant, solutions-oriented, marine

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NASSAU — The U.S. Virgin Islands is reveling by investor interest in the territory and the wider Caribbean. Attending the recently concluded annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) in The Bahamas, USVI Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte was encouraged by the strong sense of hope and optimism that permeated the

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