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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former VIPA peace officer was found shot to death near the trash dumpsters by Crown Mountain Road early this morning, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of a man down in Estate Dorothea in the vicinity of the dumpsters at 4:51 a.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The bodies of the four people who died in a helicopter crash at the Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas on Monday have been recovered by the Department of Justice’s Office of the MedicalExaminer and secured in the morgue, V.I. Attorney General, Denise N. George announced.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Authorities in St. Thomas were investigating what caused a helicopter crash that killed at least four people at Botany Bay on Monday afternoon. The fatal crash occurred at the western end of St. Thomas in a wooded area of Botany Bay, said Erik Ackerson, emergency management spokesman.

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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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