St. Thomas' John 'Dah Rock' Jackson Faces Minimum 15 Years In Prison On Federal Child Rape Related Charges
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After deliberating for nearly seven hours, a federal jury found a former professional boxer guilty on all counts at his rape trial on St. Thomas Friday. The jury heard closing arguments Friday morning from Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Rainwater, who said the people who reported John “Dah

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Puerto Rico's Exclusion From Welfare Program
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected a bid to extend a federal program offering benefits to low-income elderly, blind and disabled people to residents of Puerto Rico, finding that Congress had the authority to prevent those living in the American territory from receiving the assistance. The justices

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'Intruder' In His Underwear, Wielding Metal Object Startles Whim Resident From Sleep
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FREDERIKSTED — A Whim resident told police he was sleeping in his bedroom Thursday when he was awakened by an “intruder” in “his underwear with a metal object in his hands.” Jelani James, 44, of St. Croix, was arrested Thursday and charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary,

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Help Police Find Eduviges Mercedes Amparo Missing On St. Thomas Since Good Friday
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A body of a missing woman was discovered in St. Thomas on Friday afternoon after a woman landscaping near Crown Mountain smelled a “foul odor.” A concerned citizen called 911 at 2:57 p.m. Friday, and reported that while cutting grass on a private road in Crown and

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St. Thomas American Federation of Teachers Protest Working Conditions In The Schools
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the St. Thomas-St. John American Federation of Teachers Local Union 1825 held a march Wednesday from Emancipation Gardens to the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building to protest poor working conditions in the public schools. “Teachers, students and supporters came out to express their concerns regarding

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Georgia Native Realizes Lifelong Soccer Dream By Playing For USVI National Team
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KINGSHILL — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ dream that Zahmyre “Zay” Harris has held for 20 years has finally come true. The Stockbridge, Georgia resident, who prepped at Woodland High School, is now playing professionally for the USVI’s national team and calling the island of Saint Croix home. “I started playing

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Woman Wanted In Smith Bay Assault Surrenders To Police: VIPD
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A suspect in a St. Thomas assault case appeared with her attorney at the Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex and surrendered to police on Thursday evening, authorities said. Maxima Mercedes Guzman, 39, was arrested at 6:00 p.m. Thursday and charged with third-degree assault, disturbance of the peace and carry a

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Animal Abuse Is A Crime On Every Island In The USVI, VIPD Says 
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FREDERISTED — The VIPD takes animal neglect and abuse very seriously. Animal Cruelty and abuse is a criminal offense and is treated with utmost importance by the VI Police Department.  This applies to all animals, not only dogs and cats, but includes birds, chickens, horses and farm animals.  Any person who

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St. Croix Woman Arrested For Fleeing Territory 2 Years Ago For Simple Assault 
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CHRISTIANSTED — Nishma Lee Matta Lopez turned herself into police Tuesday regarding a 2020 arrest warrant that was issued by Superior Court Magistrate Miguel Camacho, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Nishman Lee Matta Lopez was charged with simple assault & battery, according to the VIPD. On July 15, 2020, Ms. Lopez 29-years-old, and her

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Social Security Administration Resumes In-Person Services At Local SSA Offices
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We are pleased to announce that local Social Security offices are offering more in-person appointments and have resumed in-person services for people without an appointment. To avoid waiting in line, we strongly encourage people, who can, to use our online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, call us, and schedule appointments in advance

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