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   SENTENCED: Michael “Rambo” Lewis  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 36-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 6.25 years in prison today for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Michael Lewis was given 75 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez today for possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old British Virgin Islands national pleaded guilty today in federal court in St. Thomas to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory. Ashemba Frett of Road Town, Tortola pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez in U.S. District Court on Veterans Drive to “encouraging and inducing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of the University’s medical facilities. Virgin Islands leaders, UVI administrators, faculty, staff and the medical community attended the Medical School Classroom Building groundbreaking on March 2, on the St.

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  Upon his return to the territory, Senator Marvin Blyden received a barrage of calls from the residents of the Nadir community regarding weekend construction adjacent to the old gas station. Many of the residents were upset and voiced their concerns to the Senator that a public hearing was not

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Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:51pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire in the area of Honduras, located Frenchtown. Upon arrival to the scene, contact was made with an unresponsive Hispanic male lying motionless on the ground at the east of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School,

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking the public to re-examine the events that led to two people being murdered earlier this year. If anyone has any information about the two murders, one that happened earlier this year and one from 2013, please contact the VIPD or Crimestoppers.

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sun Country Airlines® have teamed with the Emerald Gems Foundation to provide six selected high school juniors from St. Thomas the opportunity for an all expenses paid trip to the Twin Cities from Sunday, February 28 to Sunday, March 6. The Emerald Gems Foundation,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Airline bookings to the U.S. Virgin Islands have dropped sharply since health warnings were first issued for the territory on January 22, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. In the one month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put a travel alert on

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   PR Health Secretary Ana Ruis SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. Following the

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The Zika virus might be more damaging to a fetus than research to this point has previously suggested, potentially causing a range of life-threatening birth defects, a new report says. The stillborn baby of a 20-year-old Brazilian woman infected with Zika had almost no brain tissue, which is a birth

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