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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered outside a popular grocery store in Red Hook, St. Thomas early this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Authorities removed the device — in the form of an ordinary pressure cooker — about 9:40 a.m. today in front

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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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SLEEPY-EYED EVEN UNDER SIEGE: Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — Smarting from being wrongly implicated in a 50-pound federal cocaine distribution case at the St. Thomas airport, the Mapp-Potter administration ordered septuagenarian Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to “round up the usual suspects” this weekend. “A collaborative effort between the Virgin

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A KILLER’S GAZE: Francis Williams at his VIPD booking CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A veteran St. Croix policeman has been charged in the killing of two off-duty officers whose bodies were found shot to death on a Frederiksted beach last month. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday in a joint press conference

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BUSTED! Neal Chesterfield of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s hand-picked bodyguard has been arrested at the St. Thomas airport with 47.4 pounds of cocaine in his carry-on bag and $26,025 in undeclared cash in his computer case the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Neal A. Chesterfield,

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A TIME TO TALK … NOT BUILD: Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and will continue to strengthen bonds that were never shaky to begin with. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and premier and minister of finance of the BVI, Orlando Smith will meet

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A two-alarm fire kept firefighters busy most of the day near the downtown area when a three-story building caught fire in the south of St. Thomas. At 4:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, each unit from the Lima Company Fire Station responded to a 911 emergency

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SHOT DEAD: Ofc. Lesha Lammy CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp held a joint press conference with Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to announce that two off-duty police officers had been shot to death on a Frederiksted beach on Thursday afternoon. The bodies of 30-year-old Lesha Lammy and 28-year-old Kai

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health (DOH) reports 14 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 79 — 20 cases on St. Croix, 58 cases on St. Thomas, and one on

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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