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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent accounts for 27 packages of cocaine that were transferred by the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin, along with four suspected smugglers, Dominican nationals, to federal authorities Wednesday in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard, Border Patrol Arrest 7 in Two Separate Drug Interdictions

Two interdictions on the high seas resulted in the arrests of seven men and the seizure of $2 million in cocaine, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

WAPA, Industry Partners Collaborate at Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Through panel discussions, roundtables and workshop activities, the group looked back at restoration efforts during the 2017 hurricane season to highlight successes and flag opportunities for process improvement.

Elections System Casts Lots for Ballot Position

The V.I. Elections System on Tuesday held the casting of lots to determine ballot positions for the November general election.
Kervaughn Benjamin

Man Charged with Assault for Pointing Gun

21-year-old Kervaughn Benjamin was arrested Monday and charged with assault for allegedly pointing a gun at people the previous week, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Naji Jarvis

Police Seek Naji Jarvis

The V.I. Police Department reported Monday that officers are looking for 21-year-old Naji Jarvis, a member of the U.S. military.

Love City Strong Names New Board to Solidify Long-Term Commitment to St. John Recovery

Love City Strong Inc. is forming a new board of directors, which includes prominent members from the Bloomberg and Kenny Chesney organizations, solidifying their long-term commitment to the recovery and health of St. John following last year’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes.

VIPA Reports Restoration Progress on Airports, Marine Ports

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) documented $87 million in damages after the territory’s ports, which include over 120 properties, were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes in September 2017.

David Mapp Retiring From VIPA After More Than 3 Decades of Service

David Mapp retires from the semi-autonomous agency that owns and manages the two airports and the majority of the public seaports in the United States Virgin Islands.

Two Injured in Christiansted Shooting

Two men were treated at the Juan F. Luis Hospital Saturday for injuries sustained in a shooting at the JFK Housing Community, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp talks about HUD funds which were recently cleared for the USVI.

ArcLight Capital Agreement to Bring V.I. New Revenue for Critical Services

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp submitted an amended budget to the Legislature on Friday addressing the more than $38 million in additional revenues anticipated from the deal struck with ArcLight Capital, the parent company of Limetree Bay Terminals.

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