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Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley conducts sea trials off the coast of Key West, Florida in 2016. In 2017 Horsley was one of many ships that brought relief supplies to the U.S. Virgin islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On Sept. 25 the cutter captured 11 suspected drug smugglers from Venezuela and 55 kilgrams of cocaine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall)

Costa Rican Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Marijuana

Hansel Andres Centeno Arriola pled guilty Friday to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

STJ Man Suffers Gunshot Injury in Attempted Robbery

A man was treated for a gunshot injury and was in stable condition as of 3 p.m. Tuesday after an attempted robbery on St. John.
U.S. Geological Survey image of the location of the Jan. 6 and 7 earthquakes near Puerto Rico.

VITEMA to Host Town Halls on Earthquake Preparedness

Since the beginning of the year, 24 earthquakes with magnitude 4.5 and above have impacted Puerto Rico, including five earthquakes of magnitude 5 or higher. The earthquakes have placed the U.S. Virgin Islands on alert and resulted in increased anxiety across the territory.

Project Promise Caterpillars Volunteer to Repair Altona Lagoon on MLK Day

. It has become an annual tradition for the program participants, who join thousands around the world in honoring King’s birthday as a “day on, not a day off.”

VITEMA Offers Tsunami Awareness Training Sessions

Those who should take this course include: citizen/community volunteers, emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, governmental administrative, health care, law enforcement, public health, public safety communications and Public Works.

District Court of V.I. to Host Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

This event will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Almeric L. Christian Federal Building and Courthouse on St. Croix.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-Ed: Cedric Henry, the Epidemic and the Cure

I did not know Cedric Henry who was killed on St. Thomas a month ago. But, in reading about him I realized that I did know him. We all know Cedric Henry(s). They are the people who you appreciate for their spirit, generosity or some special quality.

Chronixx, Tarrus Riley and Pressure Rock Crown Bay

A huge crowd came out to see international reggae stars Chronixx, Tarrus Riley and St. Thomas' own Pressure perform at the Austin Monsanto Crown Bay Marina for Dreamfest 2020 on Saturday.

Mini Film Festival Seeks Submissions From Filmmakers, Video Artists

Artists/filmmakers Janet Cook-Rutnik and Sigi Torinus will host the 3rd VIP (Virgin Islands Productions) Mini Film Festival at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay.

Census 2020 Is Hiring; Hundreds of Jobs Are Available

More than 500 temporary, part-time census takers are needed to ensure that everyone who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands is counted.

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