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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. John man was given two years in federal prison for transporting an illegal resident via ferry to St. Thomas, authorities said. Courtney Matthias was sentenced today on his conviction for transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert

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The family of Robert A. O’Connor, Jr. is saddened to announce his passing at his home on December 16, 2020. Robert was born on the beautiful island of St. John on March 24, 1946, to Robert A. O’Connor Sr. and Alice Rhymer O’Connor, both of whom are deceased. Robert was,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Native Son ferry service recently launched a new weekend service between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The ferry service operates on Friday and Sunday, leaving the Blyden Terminal in Charlotte Amalie at 8 a.m. and noon, respectively, and arriving in Gallows Bay, St. Croix, within two hours.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan today issued the following statement on the death of long-time Rotarian and retired Port Authority Marine Director Austin “Babe” Monsanto. He was 94. “It is with great sadness that Yolanda and I learned of the passing of Austin “Babe” Monsanto.   “As a veteran, an educator, a long-serving

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department Training Academy held commencement exercises for 16 new peace officers at Lockhart Elementary School in St. Thomas on Wednesday. These peace officers completed nine months of virtual and in-person law enforcement training, and will go on to work at the Virgin Islands

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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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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard set port condition X-ray for all ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 2 p.m. Wednesday, due to Tropical Depression 13 possibly arriving here within 48 hours. USCG cautioned the maritime community to remain vigilant as this depression has the

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FREDERIKSTED — Seaborne’s Puerto Rico flights are canceled today and Cape Air’s morning flights to Puerto Rico and inter-island St. Thomas-St. Croix flights also are cancelled, Government House said. “Cape Air flights may resume later Thursday depending on weather conditions,” a prepared statement from the Joint Information Center said. “Cyril

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Coast Guard is currently assessing the territory’s ports, Government House said. The ports are tentatively scheduled to reopen at noon today and possibly earlier depending on the findings of the Coast Guard assessments. For more information call Monifa Marrero-Brathwaite, Public Information Officer for the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) said that Spirit Airlines has cancelled all flights from Orlando to St. Thomas scheduled for today. Additionally, Seaborne (Silver Airways) has no flights scheduled for today, Wednesday. But territorial airports are open and other flights are operating as normal. Travelers are encouraged

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