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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a dubious distinction at best. Despite the fact that the territory’s murder rate has gone down 6.42 percent in the last two years, the U.S. Virgin Islands has moved up one place in the world’s top per capita homicide rates. In 2018, the United Nations Office

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find Tremain T. Maynard on St. Thomas, authorities said. Maynard, 44, is wanted in connection a domestic assault that occurred on Kronprindsens Gade on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Maynard is a black male who stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall and

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KINGSHILL — In a sign of desperation a day after Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay extended a temporary restraining order against John Canegata, the disputed Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman resorted to racial slurs. Responding to a Facebook comment on his page, Canegata described Gordon Ackley, who was the only

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man is in official custody after police said he assaulted a woman Wednesday, causing visible injuries to her body, authorities said. Glenford Rawlins of Paul. M. Pearson Gardens was arrested at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday and charged with simple assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing Thursday, Governor Albert Bryan ,Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase on the territory’s path back to normalcy effective tomorrow. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists to

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The Virgin Islands Attorney General’s office reached an agreement in principle for a Victims’ Compensation Program with the Epstein Estate counsel and victims’ counsel on Friday. The agreement includes safeguards that U.S. Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Denise George insisted be included, according to her office. With the agreement, Attorney General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The VIPD is requesting the community’s assistance in locating two women wanted for grand larceny in connection to the alleged theft of pitbull puppies last month on St. Thomas. A third wanted woman, 38-year-old Heather McBrayer, turned herself in to authorities on Friday afternoon, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of three suspects accused of stealing pitbull puppies near Fairchild Park on St. Thomas last month voluntarily surrendered herself to police on Friday, authorities said. Heather R. McBrayer, 38, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. Friday and charged with grand larceny and trespassing, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands sheltering capacity will be “limited” at the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season due to American Red Cross physical distancing requirements brought about by the advent of COVID-19 in December, authorities said. The territory’s lead emergency agencies said this weekend they are

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We observe yet another death of an African American man through non-combative interaction with law enforcement. George Floyd of Minnesota died as a result of an officer’s pressed knee to his neck for an extended period of time during an arrest. Mr. Floyd was heard pleading for his life as

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