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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A brother-sister duo who ran a gun trafficking operation that moved scores of assault rifles between Atlanta and St. Thomas were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Shawn Bernard Tyson, 34, of St. Thomas, was found guilty after a two-day trial of being a felon in possession

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PUNTA CANA — The U.S. Virgin Islands Senior Men’s basketball team will square off against the Dominican Republic in the 2022 FIBA Americup qualifiers this weekend. The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, November 29 and can be seen on ESPN+. The USVI Senior Men’s basketball team is currently

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FREDERIKSTED — Some of the terms used to describe the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving are “Blackout Wednesday” and “Drunksgiving.’’ We view it as an alarming tradition that people need to seriously consider altering. Perhaps even more than New Year’s Eve, the night before Thanksgiving has become the most alcohol-fueled night

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GUSTAVIA — The islands of the Caribbean — comprising the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and Lesser Antilles — feature remarkable biodiversity, with species mainly having originated from South and Central America. These islands are regarded collectively as one of the 25 main biodiversity hot spots on Earth and the third in

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CANCUN — U.S. airlines are adding flights, and in some cases COVID-19 testing programs, for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, a region central to carriers’ strategies to tap into pockets of holiday demand before a vaccine makes its way around the world. Beachside resort destinations in areas like Cancun

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan wished Virgin Islanders a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday, imploring all the territory’s residents to follow CDC guidelines for any family gatherings. Bryan also suggested that everyone make Friday, November 27, a “Day of Family, Prayer and Reflection” to consider the tough year everyone has had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ruth E. Thomas, a former principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, who was known for being stern but fair, died after a lengthy illness on St. Thomas. She was 94. Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement remembering esteemed St. Thomas educator Ruth Thomas, who passed away

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed a six-person delegation from Indonesia to Government House on St. Croix recently. Dr. Nana Yuliana, consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, and her five-person delegation made their inaugural trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands from their home base in Texas. Dr. Yuliana was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan has written to the leadership of the U.S. Congress asking for additional federal COVID-19 relief for the territory as the USVI struggles with the dormant tourism industry and the continuing financial drain on the economy and local business community.  In his letter to U.S. House

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SANTO DOMINGO — Virgin Islands Department of Health Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said on November 17 that the territory would receive doses of the FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine “at the same time as the states.” The question then becomes, how soon will that be? USA Today quoted FDA Commissioner Stephen

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