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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas resident was charged with rape after a domestic violence incident, authorities said. Justin J.T. Diaz, 31 of Hospital Ground, was arrested at 2 p.m. today and charged with third-degree rape—domestic violence, unlawful sexual contact, disturbance of the peace by threats—domestic violence, simple assault—domestic violence

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, 31 miles north-northeast of the British Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The BVI earthquake occurred 42 miles north-northeast of Cruz Bay, 47 miles northeast of Charlotte Amalie, 79 miles north-northeast of St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man has been arrested and charged with raping a child in his own household, authorities said. Tasheem Raheem Leonard, 27, of Mariendahl, was arrested at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree aggravated rape—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “The victim who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Arizona woman has been arrested on St. Thomas for allegedly stealing valuable property after police found a stolen item in her possession. Michelyn Lespron, 35, of Phoenix was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan took action on 29 bills from the December 11, 2020, session of the 33rd Legislature, signing 23 of the measures into law and vetoing six of them. Among the bills Bryan approved are a bill providing amnesty for property owners who have enclosed portions of their homes

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman said she was going through the threshold of her apartment early this morning — when she heard gunfire — and then realized that she’d been shot. She asked a neighbor to dial 911 for her — because she’d been shot in the hand.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police arrested four men on St. Thomas and four men on St. Croix for illegally discharging firearms on New Year’s Eve. Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor said the arrests came as a result of Operation Eagle Eye. “Officers aggressively pursued residents who shot guns into the air,

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CRUZ BAY — A man who was charged in 2019 with shooting a Superior Court marshal with an assault rifle at a gas station in St. Thomas was shot multiple times in St. John and died late on New Year’s day, authorities said. Lessroy Gumbs, 28, of St. John was

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JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland — A former Miss U.S Virgin Islands United States 2016 recently joined the Air Force Reserve as a way to capture her dream to become a physician in the military. Airman First Class Taquara Rashida Felix of Estate Tutu shares her journey of shifting gears from

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of military police veteran Louis Joseph Berry on Monday, December 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Elphege and Angelina Marie Berry; his brothers, Lawrence (Larry) and Andre Berry; his sisters, Marie (Val) Berry and Emelda

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