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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican boat captain faces 10 years in prison after a guilty plea to attempting to smuggle about $287,000 cash into the territory by boat, authorities said. Arioc Diaz Melendez, of San Juan, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the U.S. District Court on

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CHRISTIANSTED — At the weekly COVID-19 press conference held at Government House on St. Croix, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said this afternoon that when the United States government delivers vaccines to the territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands will only receive 975 doses from Pfizer. Additionally, those first doses of

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COTTON VALLEY — Police have a person of interest in the shooting death of a Catherine’s Hope man at the beginning of the month. “The VIPD is looking for Kareem L. Richardson, 40, who is wanted for the November 1 homicide of Bomani Christian,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has called the 33rd Legislature into a Special Session to take action on his proposal to reauthorize the Matching Fund Securitization, as well as to address two other legislative matters.   Bryan set the date for the session as December 3.   The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national got two years in prison after he was deported from New York in 2019 for selling cocaine and returned to the United States five months later. Jose Fatima Rosario-Remigio of Santo Domingo was sentenced Wednesday on his conviction for illegal re-entry into the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” Certainly 95-year-old Lucinda Millin Home resident Hermon Christopher is familiar with that philosophy in life. After all, Christopher has been applying his green thumb to an urban garden that surrounds three sides of his Virgin Islands Housing Authority community on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s proclamation recognizing Friday, November 27th as “A Day of Family, Reflection and Prayer,” the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has granted administrative leave to its non-essential employees.  VIHA’s central office and public housing management offices will be closed in the St. Thomas and

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NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday handed a partial victory to U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, who is pursuing a civil racketeering complaint against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, partially granting her access to an ongoing civil lawsuit that involves the disgraced financier and close associates. USVI

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CHRISTIANSTED — Happy Holidays! McDonald’s has a new “festive” menu. Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sounds pretty festive, right? Except that … … some are accusing the fast food giant of “cultural appropriation at its finest” over one of its new Christmas menu items. On November 9, McDonald’s announced a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two of three men who allegedly kidnapped a St. Thomas man from his home and took him to another location seven months ago were arrested last month, authorities said. Eduardo Delli and Alejandro Santana of the Dominican Republic were each arrested and charged with kidnapping, unauthorized possession

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