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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested after police said he hit his female companion with his hands — and a computer. Gerard A. “Jerry” Brunn, 72, was arrested today and charged with simple assault and battery-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Police said that Brunn

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native got 1.5 months in prison for entering the United States illegally here. Juan Lorenzo Matias Peralta, 38, of Santo Domingo was sentenced today 45 days for illegal entry, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller also ordered Peralta to pay a $10

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp offered a message of condolence Saturday morning on the passing of 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush. “On behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, Lt. Governor Potter and I send our condolences to the entire Bush family, as well as to our fellow Americans,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Musical acts aboard the Carnival Fascination hosted a variety of workshops for students from schools across the territory this week. In an effort to support its port-of-call communities, Carnival Cruise Line joined with the V.I. Department of Education to make possible a day-long workshop for local students

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MIAMI — The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season ended today. The season was more active than average, featuring 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and four that made landfall on the U.S. mainland. But perhaps most importantly here, did not send the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico any major storms. “Hurricane

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that it will turn off the power in three areas of St. Thomas “while crews and contractors continue to perform permanent work on the electrical distribution system” tomorrow. In all, at least 307 WAPA customer are expected to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Pennsylvania man was given three years in prison for concealing a federal crime he knew someone else committed. Michael Leonard, 21, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for misprision of a felony consecutive to the sentenced Leonard is already serving for his

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bombing Prevention Awareness Course (BPAC) will be offered two days next week at the VITEMA offices on St. Thomas. On December 5 and 6, the courses will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30

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NEW FACULTY: Joanne Sylvia Luciano, Ph.D, in cognitive and neural systems, will teach in UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Joanne Sylvia Luciano to the University’s College of Science and Mathematics. She will work in the department of Computer and Computational

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. Virgin Islands Governor-elect Albert Bryan & Lieutenant Governor-elect Tregenza Roach will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday to announce the beginning of the transition to a new administration and to introduce key leadership of their transition team. As Governor-elect Bryan moves ahead with the transition,

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