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SENTENCED: Tequan Joseph CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court today to nearly three years in prison for admitting to trying to smuggle guns with obliterated serial numbers into the territory. Tequan Joseph was given 34 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man told police that when he stopped to pee in rush hour traffic on Wednesday, armed robbers left  him standing where he was with only his private parts in his hand. The man told authorities at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday that he had gone

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MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures

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By WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST Who Are The Real Pirates Of The Carribean? These days you can’t even take a pleasure cruise off shore without getting mugged at sea! Recently the V.I. Free Press reported a chilling story of a French National who was shot, stabbed, beaten, and robbed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hannah Davis has officially selected a wedding dress designer for her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Derek Jeter. The 25-year-old bride-to-be decided she’ll be walking down the aisle in a creation from Vera Wang. ‘I don’t know if I’ll give too many details before the actual day, but

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Soraya Diase Coffelt, JS, MJS By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS My trip to Cuba was indeed a wonderful experience. Whenever I travel, I spend time observing the area – its people, culture, economy, and surroundings – and think about what we in the Virgin Islands can

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has opened up a study of the territory’s coral reefs to the students of one Florida college, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Santa Fe College’s Research in Undergraduate Education (RUE) program said it is partnering with the USGS to provide

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        MISSING: Abijah Issac CHRISTIANSTED — Police on St. Croix are asking the public’s assistance in locating  a missing 17-year-old male minor. Abijah Issac of #54 Sion Farm was last seen on Feb. 20, according to authorities. issac stands at 5-feet, 9-inches tall and has a brown complexion,

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A shameless example of abuse of power by a Virgin Islands government official was given a slap on the wrist in federal court today for coercing an illegal immigrant to have sex with him by pretending to be a law enforcement officer. U.S.

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SAN JUAN – U.S. airlines have slashed leisure fares to Puerto Rico in recent months to lure travelers to the debt-strapped island, hit by economic turmoil and lately the arrival of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The lowest fares to San Juan, Puerto Rico, have fallen 22 percent on average from

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