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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands National Guard arrived Sunday at the National Capital Region to support federal and District authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Virgin Islands soldiers and airmen join other states, territories to the District of Columbia to support law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe transition

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MIAMI — V.I. Police Department officer and V.I. National Guardsman Shakim Mike was aboard a chartered jet laden with at least 724 pounds of cocaine when it touched down in Opa-Locka, Florida on Tuesday night. Florida federal prosecutors have charged two Virgin Islands police officers and four others with drug

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Monday, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis provided some details on the distribution drill the Department of Health is conducting this week in advance of the expected arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Using a “mock” vaccine, the Department of Health drill involves

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CHRISTIANSTED — Chief Warrant Officer 4 Atacha Randolph was given the National Guard Association of the United States Meritorious Service Award. The ceremony honoring her was held at the Lt. Col. David Canegata Conference room, Joint Forces Headquarters on Saturday. Randolph was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is urging compliance with the protocols and guidelines that have been established to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. The statement comes after the first week of the return of leisure travel to St. Thomas, St. John and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said during his weekly press conference on Monday that the pilot phase for COVID testing at the territory’s airports began over the weekend. In June, the V.I. Department of Tourism created a portal where travelers can upload negative tests prior to travel into the

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FREDERIKSTED –– The Virgin Islands National Guard welcomed home soldiers of the 661st Military Police Detachment from deployment at the Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports on Sunday. The administrative unit spent approximately nine and a half months on their mission to support Operation Spartan Shield (Enduring Freedom). Their mission

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KINGSHILL — V.I. Attorney General Denise George said that formal charges have been filed against 23-year-old Aaron Henry for the rape of a 17-year-old minor. Virgin Islands Police Department officers arrested Henry on Thursday based on a bench warrant issued by the V.I. Superior Court. On August 28, 2020 the

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BETHLEHEM — Virgin Islands National Guard Capt. Maria Bruno issued the following prepared statement at 10:47 p.m. Saturday: “According to a press release by the Virgin Islands Police Department, Aaron Henry, a member of the V.I. Air National Guard was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with two counts of rape,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands National Guard assisted with distributing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers to Families food boxes at the Lionel Roberts Stadium in St. Thomas. USDA purchased agricultural products under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus

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