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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fired off gunshots in a crowded residential area has been arrested by police, authorities said Jo’Quanni Cumberbatch, 26, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. today and charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and possession of an unlicensed firearm, the

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CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said he is initiating the blue “Open Doors” phase of the territory’s path back to normalcy effective June 1. “This simply means that we will allow the prohibitions on leisure travel to expire, making it easier for potential tourists

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CHRISTIANSTED — The President of the United States signed a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 on March 27. This new law provides: • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, June 3 to present an overview of its programs, answer questions from the public and encourage students to enroll this fall. High school seniors, parents, and anyone interested in learning about undergraduate and graduate programs

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that an information document has been filed in U.S. District Court against Raquel Rivera for allegedly attempting to smuggle at least 11 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas. Rivera, of St. Croix, is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3 in St.Thomas,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR) and the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), in collaboration with WTJX-TV Channel 12 (WTJX) announces the broadcast of the next episode of Recovery in Focus airing tonight at 8 p.m. on WTJX, and Facebook Live at facebook.com/wtjx. The third episode will highlight the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has partnered with the local community and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to launch the Virgin Islands Healthy Housing Initiative to assess housing and healthcare services in four key areas, including Behavioral Health, Youth Rehabilitation Services, Supportive Housing, and Elder Care

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