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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The second of two men arrested for attempting to smuggle more than 1,307 pounds of marijuana by boat into the region has been found guilty, authorities said. Cristian Valencia Mendoza of Colombia was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said that the department will be holding interviews for qualified walk-in social worker applicants this Friday, January 24 and Monday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas and the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administration

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NEW YORK — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday was a humbling experience one that was made a little more so when the 14-time All-Star fell one vote shy of being a unanimous selection. Out of all the greats

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. took action on 31 bills, approving 26 of them, vetoing four others and using his line-item veto on another. Among the bills Governor Bryan approved is Bill No. 33-0143, which updates the Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) program to encourage capital investment in the USVI;

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man has been charged with assault after a shooting outside a Market Square-area bar late Monday afternoon, authorities said. Michael D. Rhymer, 65, of Estate Tutu was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Monday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Police

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California resident was detained by federal officers for an outstanding warrant at the St. Thomas airport on Friday, authorities said. Raquel Antoinette Huff, 24, of Oakland, was flagged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Cyril E. King Airport for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A routine traffic stop in Sugar Estate netted a St. Thomas man on illegal gun charges Thursday, authorities said. An underage passenger in the car at the time is being held in child protective custody. Ke-ion K.S. Gabriel, 18, of Oswald Harris Court, was arrested about 12:16

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A shooting in Contant left one self-employed electrician dead in St. Thomas on Friday evening, authorities said. A suspect remains at large. Ferdinand N. Marshall, 46, was identified by police as the shooting victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Officers worked long into the night to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican boat captain was sentenced to a half year in prison and will lose his boat after he knowingly transporting illegal aliens for “commercial advantage or private financial gain,” authorities said. Arturo Serrano-Arizmendi, 27, of Culebra, Puerto Rico, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has submitted legislation to the 33rd Legislature to overhaul and reform the territory’s mental health system with sweeping changes that address gaps in services to residents who suffer from behavioral health challenges, mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug addiction. The legislation,

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