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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The crew of a Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas 33 Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a kayaker in distress west of Perseverance Bay Sunday evening, authorities said. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call from a Saint Thomas 911 Emergency Service operator

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities found $27 million in undeclared cash Saturday on a ship set to travel from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in a press release. “Legal currency can be transported if properly declared under U.S. law.  Transnational Criminal Organizations seek to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health said that a 49-year-old man on St. Thomas became the 15th victim of COVID-19 in the territory. Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., as is his custom in the weekly coronavirus “updates” — played down the fact that a healthy U.S. Virgin Islander cut

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has extended the local moratorium on tenant evictions, in place since March, but with conditions and limits. The moratorium was set to expire today, but Bryan announced the extension at a press conference last week. While hoping to help residents unable to pay their rent, Bryan

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Operation 10-Day Rush,” as part of Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative (VICI) was implemented by Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor to take “firearms and drugs from our streets,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said. On August 24, officers arrested Shaquil James, 24, of Bonne Esperance,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr., announced this morning that he will sign an Executive Order extending the territory’s current Stay at Home order for one more week. The restrictions under the current Stay At Home Order are set to expire at 6 a.m. on August 31. Governor Bryan’s new

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. believes pre-departure testing at U.S. mainland airports as well as strict adherence to public health protocols will help contain the spread of COVID-19 locally and throughout the Caribbean. Speaking Wednesday during a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) “Caribbean Tourism Fireworks” discussion hosted by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a St. Thomas male at Oswald Harris Court on Thursday night, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Oswald Harris Court after a report of “shots fired” came in at 10:26 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. commended the Virgin Islands Police Department for removing three guns from the street on St. Croix during Phase 2 of the department’s Virgin Islands Crime Initiative, which Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor put into place during the last quarter of 2019. Last week, the VIPD made

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works is advising the public that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended residents will see buses on roadways starting Monday. The buses will be used for Mass Transit Bus Operator training purposes only and will continue until Friday September 4, according to

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