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HONOR GUARD: Gov. Kenneth Mapp and proud Virgin Islands military veterans stand at attention during ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in St. Thomas on Monday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In remarks at Memorial Day ceremonies on St. John, and during Monday’s official ceremony on St. Thomas, Gov. Kenneth

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MASTS AT HALF STAFF: Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the family of former Senate President Bingley Richardson Sr. Richardson was a boat captain and native of St. Thomas who was elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He gave former Sen. Adlah

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HURRY DOG EAT RAW MEAT: ICC Interim Manager Byron Smyl of Alvarez and Marsal in Miami allegedly lobbied for a $14 million “telephone switch” for St. Martin Cellular just before the company was scheduled to go out of business. The loan was approved for St. Croix’s VITELCO, because it had

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FIVE CORNERS INTERSECTION: The area under construction starting Tuesday starts on the border between Estate La Grande Princesse and Estate Golden Rock and follows the road East and South to the end of Condo Row. CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of St. Croix and the

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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HIGH-FLYING BODYGUARD: Neal Chesterfield was caught at the airport with 48 pounds of cocaine in his luggage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas men — including a Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) officer — were formally accused of wrongdoing by a federal grand jury on Thursday for their

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FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, FAIRTON, NEW JERSEY: Former St. Thomas Sen. Alvin Williams, Jr.’s home for the first 1,209 days of his 4.3-year sentence. According to the terms of his sentencing, he must still serve three years of supervised release. SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS By John F.

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REGAL BEAGLE: Mapp rolls out the red carpet for himself wherever he goes in the territory; he might be making movie star money, but the average person is sliding farther and farther into abject poverty thanks to his policies. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– An additional 19,000 Virgin Islands residents are now

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V.I. AG CLAUDE WALKER: Accused Troy Titley formerly worked for the V.I. Department of Justice. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who claimed on social media that he is a “Virgin Islands … police officer” was arraigned on federal charges that he aided four men and one boy in

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TAXING FOR SUCCESS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and BIR Director Marvin Pickering stand with airbnb officials after signing off on the tax agreement. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government and Airbnb signed a “groundbreaking agreement in the Caribbean” today which will allow the platform to collect

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