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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its intent to designate the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a “protection zone,” a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) designation that allows the United States to maintain its current animal health status should there be a detection of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Thomas man who tried to smuggle 14 pounds of marijuana into St. Croix undetected pleaded guilty to being a drug dealer in federal court today. Jahvar Looby, 31, of St. Thomas, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr., in U.S. District Court and pleaded guilty

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MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring several systems across the Atlantic Basin tonight. But none of these systems are currently a threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico. El CNH monitoreando varios sistemas a través de la

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite 12 Virgin Islanders dying from COVID-19 in the last 14 days, half the people in the territory still flatly refuse to take the vaccine that can limit the dangerous effects of the disease. “After further investigating cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department needs your help today to find a man wanted in connection to a robbery on Magen’s Bay Road on Thursday night. Malik Springette, 18, of Atlanta, Georgia, is wanted for questioning about a robbery at Lovenlund Apartments at 8:52 p.m. Thursday, according

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police are investigating a robbery reported at Lovenlund Apartments at 8:52 p.m. Thursday. The male victim reported sitting outside of Building 16 when he was approached by two males — one unknown wearing all black and face covered, and the other male was known to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a daylight jewelry store heist on Main Street, St. Thomas that made off with $3,000 in merchandise on Wednesday afternoon. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Beverly’s Jewelry, located on Main Street, Charlotte Amalie, to investigate a possible larceny at 4:35 p.m.

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Tens of thousands of Americans who get monthly Social Security benefits payments in need help managing their money and may need a representative payee. A representative payee is an individual or an organization we appoint to receive and manage a person’s benefits. Representative payees must know the beneficiary’s needs to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who jostled a postal customer as she was leaving, then returned minutes later to bitch slap her in the post office lobby has been charged with a federal crime, authorities said. Chantelle Grant was arrested on federal criminal charges related to assaulting a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan last week took action on legislation sent up by the 34th Legislature after its session on August 3, 2021, and signed 13 bills, including the measure enabling repayment of the 8% wages withheld from Government employees in 2011, the creation of the Virgin Islands Timeshare Act

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