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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who allegedly beat a man with a lead pipe at the St. Thomas airport in May was arrested by police early this morning, authorities said. Atnel O. Kuntz, 60, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 7:00 a.m. today and charged with third-degree assault, use of

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Port Authority Board of Governors awarded a contract to Eleven Construction to repair the south tender landing pier at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted, St. Croix at its Board meeting held Wednesday. The pier was in despair prior and further damaged by

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FREDERIKSTED — NASA’s “airborne science lab” deployed to St. Croix on Tuesday after more than six months of preparation and instrument upload. As part of the Convective Processes Experiment — Aerosols and Winds campaign, CPEX-AW, NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center prepared the airborne science laboratory for the 45-day deployment to the

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FREDERIKSTED — The Celebrity Equinox is docked at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in St. Croix this morning. The upscale cruise ship, registered in Malta, is scheduled to stay at the Frederiksted pier until 6 p.m., according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority. “Welcome back to St. Croix Celebrity

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Tropical Storm Grace left minimal damage SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition FOUR in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening the area’s maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace near the islands. Now a tropical depression,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some air and all sea traffic into the territory is being diverted today due to the nearness of Tropical Storm Grace. As of 8 a.m. update, intermediate advisory 8A, by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Tropical Storm Grace remains disorganized and its sustained winds have dropped to

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY on Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to the approach of Disturbance Invest 95L to the Caribbean. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take the necessary precautions and remain

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Royal Caribbean Group cruise ships have visited St. Thomas in the last two days. The Celebrity Equinox visited the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at Crown Bay in St. Thomas today, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. Its sister ship the Celebrity Edge was at the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A contractor who stashed 10 pounds of cocaine into an airport bathroom in St. Thomas has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug possession charges, authorities said. Keilin Lopez-Lopez, 22, a resident of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute approximately 4.6 kilograms of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During the weekly Government House briefing, which took place on St. Thomas, Governor Albert Bryan announced the arrival of the first cruise ship to visit the Territory since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the cruise industry in the United States. The Celebrity Edge docked at the Austin “Babe”

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