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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) President David Hall announced today that former Board of Trustees member Donald Sussman, a noted philanthropist, financier, and St. John homeowner, has made a $6 million, landmark donation to establish a medical school at the university.     This project will become only the fifth historically black

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas air traveler pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle about 7.5 pounds of marijuana into the territory on a commercial flight from Atlanta, authorities said. Kharim Moore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a Nigerian national was arrested on June 4, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to her alleged misrepresentation that she was a United States citizen. According to court documents, Ifeoma Inneh, 40, of Abuja, appeared

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KINGSHILL — Police need your help to find a St. Croix teenager who has been missing for nearly three weeks, authorities said. Makayla Khodra, 17, of Clifton Hill, was last seen leaving her home 18 days ago, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Khodra is a Black female who stands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces today that the excessive amount of decaying sargassum seaweed in the Red Hook area has caused the depletion of oxygen in the bay thus producing a rotten stench.    Due to the stench, the

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CRUZ BAY — A charity fundraiser for a Good Samaritan is almost halfway to its $50,000 goal to raise money for a St. John resident who was left partially paralyzed in a brutal attack about 10 days ago. Rupert Gervin Walters, 46, is wanted for a third-degree assault that occurred

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FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning & Natural Resources invites the public to celebrate World Oceans Day with a Street to Reef Cleanup this Friday, June 11th from 9-11am at the Albert Edwards Fish Market in Frederiksted.   The welcome area will be next to

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan said that he has instituted a $100,00 lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated. The Government of the Virgin Islands will give away $100,000 a week for 10 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, July 6, to Virgin Islands residents who are

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police on patrol noticed three men smoking marijuana near the Christiansted boardwalk and arrested one of them on an illegal gun charge Friday night, authorities said. Shomari J. Ferrance, 28, of no fixed address, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. and charged with carrying a firearm openly or concealed,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian that occurred on Brookman Road in St. Thomas about 10 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Royson JnoBaptiste, 37, of Dominica, was identified by next of kin as the victim of the accident, according to the

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