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St. Thomas Man Injured in Shooting

A man driving west on Brookman Road on Thursday afternoon was shot multiple times by unknown assailants, the V.I.…

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Amaraé Blyden-Richards

Amaraé Blyden-Richards will be the first to say that she is living the life of her dreams though the story is still unfolding.

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2015-02-26 22:37:16
Higher Income Ceiling Allows for Increase in Medicaid Recipients

For the first time, the United States Virgin Islands has established a local poverty level that will be used in determining income eligibility for the Medical Assistance Program (MAP).

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2015-02-25 14:52:29
USDA Commodities to Be Distributed by VIDE’s Special Nutrition Program

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) Special Nutrition Programs will distribute bonus USDA commodities to the needy as part of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), according to a press release from VIDE: This is the schedule for distributions:

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2015-02-24 18:09:53
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Golden Grove Inmate Had Nearly 50 Bags of Marijuana, Police Say

Emmett Bramble, a 26-year-old inmate of the Golden Grove Correctional Facility, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after a routine prison search allegedly found Bramble with nearly 50 small plastic bags of marijuana, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

Bramble was arrested just after 5 p.m. Friday at the prison. Police said he had been found in possession of 48 small bags of marijuana, as well as two digital scales.

According to St. Croix Police Chief Christopher Howell, the Bureau of Corrections officers contacted VIPD officers after finding Bramble with the drugs during a routine search at the prison.

Bramble was arrested, placed on a $10,000 bail and returned to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.

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