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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught by federal authorities with an illegal alien in his dingy north of St. John has been sentenced to a half year of home confinement. Ahmaud Rodriguez, 25, of Smith Bay, was given that sentence today for his June 3 conviction

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Plaza Extra cashier was arrested for attempting to bring 167 pounds of marijuana to the territory on Wednesday, authorities said. Idesha Patricia Sterrod was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. According to court records,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that an information document has been filed in U.S. District Court against Raquel Rivera for allegedly attempting to smuggle at least 11 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas. Rivera, of St. Croix, is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3 in St.

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ATLANTA — A Transportation Security Administration security screener from St. Thomas who worked at the domestic terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has died of the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. TSA Officer Dian Phipps, 32, of Charlotte Amalie died Monday after getting sick with COVID-19. TSA is an agency of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempting to smuggle at least 33 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, authorities said. Sheldon Stuart “Shellz” Isles of Christiansted has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, drug smugglers are apparently not taking time off to stay at home. Nathaniel Robinson has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle at least 6.61 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Robinson

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SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national deported in 2014 admitted in federal court that he tried to illegally enter the United States in St. Thomas in February. Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, a Dominican Republic national, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegal reentry into the United

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                        Rep. Stacey Plaskett WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands Free Press reported on Dec. 29, 2015 that the Virgin Islands government was facing a Jan. 10, 2016 deadline for REAL ID. Soon after, the other media in the territory

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