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  Kimberly McCollum (left) and Shane Gaspard CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that

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CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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            MURDERED: Chanel Petro Nixon  NEW YORK  — A man being held in a St. Vincent and the Grenadines jail has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The victim, Chanel Petro Nixon, vanished on Father’s Day 2006. Her body

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of  marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney

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         Rex Tullius DAYTONA BEACH — Four years ago, Rex Tullius was convinced it was over. He had fought for a spot on the United States Olympic swimming team, but came up agonizingly short. Twice. A decorated swimming career that spanned over a decade — including stints at Spruce Creek

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police on a late-night enforcement iniative arrested a St. Croix man who is already facing assault charges after he accidentally dropped his gun slide in their presence. Police were at a Christiansted nightclub about 3:23 a.m. on Saturday June 11 when they noticed a man drop an object that

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              Dr. Arthur Dunk GEORGE TOWN — There are only 400 registered bone marrow donors throughout the whole Caribbean region, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Caribbean Bone Marrow Registry has launched a donor drive with the goal of reaching at least 1,000 donors by the end of

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        Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd CHRISTIANSTED – Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd blasted the University of the Virgin Islands over the weekend for failing to reveal how much UVI administration and staff members are paid. Despite a ruling by Attorney General Claude Walker, UVI President David Hall is flying in the face of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say a 34-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death and a 26-year-old woman was critically injured when the car they were driving in was fired upon near Raphune Hill early on Sunday morning. On June 12, 2016 at approximately 12:17 a.m., 911 received a call of shots fired in

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