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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man is facing numerous charges after police said he targeted a senior citizen in order to make illicit purchases with their credit card without permission. Jeffrey Jones, 38, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday and charged with obtaining money by false pretense,

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CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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FREDERIKSTED — Early dismissals were announced for three St. Croix District schools today due to a gaseous odor affecting the air quality on the campuses, Education officials said. Schools impacted included Eulalie R. Rivera K-8, Arthur A. Richards K-8, and the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan announced today that the Virgin Islands Bureau of Revenue (BIR) and the Virgin Islands Department of Finance have mailed out almost $25 million in $1,400 Stimulus Checks to 10,000 residents. This week’s distribution of $24.9 million in federal funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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HOUSTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Department kicked up a storm at the Katy Sip ‘N Stroll wine-sipping festival in Texas recently. The Tourism Department was a co-sponsor of Katy’s celebration of its original wine, beer, and food. People in attendance at the festival were offered free food samples

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SALT RIVER — Unsure how to sail, not knowing how to deploy their anchor, out of fuel and essentially lost just nine miles north of St. Croix, the new owners of a sailboat deployed the boat’s emergency beacon Tuesday morning and waited for rescue. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San

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KINGSHILL — Attorney General Denise George said a registered sex offender was apprehended by VIDOJ special agents on Wednesday at the VIDOJ complex at Estate La Reine on St. Croix. Asymo L. Prentice, 29, of Christiansted, St. Croix, was arrested for failure to comply with registration requirements and violating probation.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in just over two weeks, Virgin Islands Police say they are investigating a possible drowning at a St. Thomas beach. Police officers were dispatched to John Brewer’s beach near UVI regarding the incident about 2:02 p.m. Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is warning the St. Croix motoring public that if you ignore posted no parking signs in town — there will be consequences. At least one driver of a red subcompact sedan who parked on King Street in front of Government House in Christiansted

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