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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Philippines has been charged with threatening injury in order to induce sex from a woman, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands said today that a federal indictment has been handed down charging a Filipino

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Dirty cop Yomont King will avoid prison time as part of a plea bargain arrangement with federal authorities. King, a Virgin Islands Police Department officer, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. King, 28, of St. Croix, was charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — G-Clef Music Academy successfully launched its VI Youth String Orchestra earlier this year.  After the summer break, G-Clef has been eager to continue and expand the orchestra with new members, said G-Clef’s James Gumbs. G-Clef is opening up membership through a scholarship opportunity.  Interested youths, ages eight to 17,

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved a Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of $47.1 million in a regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday. The Board also set the Fiscal Year 2020 fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at a

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ATLANTA — A Virginia native will represent the territory in an upcoming international beauty and talent pageant. Andrea Piecuch, 25, will be up on stage as the United States Virgin Islands’ hopeful in the Miss Universe 2019 competition in Georgia. It is the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the 6th annual Hackathon, which was held on both the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen Campuses on October 18 and 19, and October 25 and 26, respectively. The marathon app concept development competition was keenly contested

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Pennsylvania women were handed sentences of 5.2 years and 6.4 years for a crack cocaine conviction in federal court. Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and guardians handing out and collecting treats to remain alert and to stay safe this Halloween.   Motorist Safety Motorists are being asked to not only drive with extreme caution but also to drive extra slow in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wanting to fly to Florida with five bags of cocaine in his suitcase was thwarted by federal law enforcement authorities in St. Thomas this weekend. Aubrey Meyers was arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas for possession of cocaine with intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police patrol units were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, in reference to a man being stabbed late Saturday night, authorities said. When police arrived at the hospital early Sunday morning, they met with the victim who refused to give a statement, the Virgin Islands Police

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