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Todman Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Aliens; Castro Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bringing aliens into the United States and Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry into the U.S.

Ludvig Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine

Shahime Ludvig, Jr., 20, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Jose Hodge Gets 20 Years in Cocaine Case

District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis last week sentenced 38-year-old Jose R. Hodge of St. Croix to 240 months in prison for a variety of charges in a cocaine conspiracy case.
London's efforts to meet the challenge of climate change are part of the PBS series, 'Sinking Cities.'

Opinion: There’s Something to Say About What the Candidates Say About Climate Change

The challenges and threats posed by climate change are a near certainty. Does the U.S. Virgin Islands have what it takes to deal with the challenge?

LatinFinance Names Scotiabank 2018 Bank of the Year

Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City on Dec. 4 to celebrate LatinFinance's 30th anniversary. Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas.

STX Man Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

A 55-year-old St. Croix man, Bruce McIntosh, was sentenced Friday in District Court on a conviction for distribution of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Plante Sentenced for 2013 Robbery-Related Offenses

Visiting Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Ajani Plante, 28, to a total of 180 months in prison for firearms and robbery offenses, and three years of supervised release.

Lockhart Elementary Promotes Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Excellence

Lockhart Elementary School’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 2018-19 rollout on Nov. 2 set students up for a productive school year with orientation workshops on respect, integrity, discipline and excellence.

Popular Announces Start Up Program for New Businesses

The goal of this unique program is to boost entrepreneurship efforts in the Caribbean. V.I. businesses in operation for two years or less who already generate sales are eligible to apply.

Flooding Causing Territory-Wide Sewer Overflows

Thursday's torrential rains and flash flooding have caused sewer and storm drain overflows in low-lying areas around the territory, so avoid standing water, the Waste Management Authority advises.

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NATURAL MYSTIC - backlit by a late afternoon sun, members of Earth Mama's Pan African Dance Company perform at the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair.
The fair takes place in a new location, at the Bordeaux Farms Pavillion. Saturday displays included rabbits, silkie chickens and a turtle in the petting farm, lemongrass, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.
Chef Ashley Allen demonstrated turkey carving. Jason Budsan from the St. Thomas-St. John Environmental Association showed how layering mulch from storm debris and sargasso seaweed makes great compost.
There was also a coal pot lighting contest at sunset. More fun to come on Sunday.
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