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CHRISTIANSTED — The Limetree Bay refinery is releasing “light hydrocarbon odors” due to maintenance being conducted on its coker unit, prompting nearby schools to dismiss students two days this week. Three St. Croix schools in Frederiksted closed campuses on Thursday and Friday due to a noxious odor affecting air quality

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) honored Virgin Islands National Guard, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills with the 2020 Visionary Voice Award in a ceremony on St. Thomas Friday. As part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, the Visionary Voice Award honor individuals throughout

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FREDERIKSTED — The surviving son of a military veteran who was found shot to death in his own home last month has been arrested on an illegal weapons charge, authorities said. Ian Benjamin Jr., 19, of Queen Street, Frederiksted, was arrested at 5:25 a.m. Friday and charged with carrying a

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is striving to make booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments easier online for persons interested in getting vaccinated. One way to do so is by visiting the Virgin Islands National Guard website at https://vi.ng.mil/. Once there, simply click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway,

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it “expresses our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Ian Benjamin, Sr., who passed away at the Juan F. Luis Hospital, March 2, 2021.” Benjamin, 38, was assigned to the 610th Quartermaster Company, where he served as

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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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