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JUMPER: Margaret Fagenson CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A prominent St. Thomas philanthropist and wife of a Wall Street executive jumped to her death from a skyscraper in New York City recently. Margaret Fagenson, 68, jumped off the terrace of her 14th floor Upper East Side apartment just before 11 a.m. at the Henderson

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WEIRD SCIENCE: Hannah Davis is testing the limits of Derek Jeter’s Über gene pool by feeding their first-born child a diet of gummy bears and salt. NEW YORK — Her best accessory! Hannah Davis debuted her baby bump in New York City on Valentine’s Day, just one day after announcing that

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STAR STUCK: Hannah Davis NEW YORK — St. Thomas native Hannah Davis had to be rescued by New York City firefighters after she got stuck in an elevator for nearly 30 minutes at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition event, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Davis, an American supermodel who

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  BARACK KITE SURFER: President Obama gets ready to soar over the British Virgin Islands in a daredevil stunt. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — Former President Barack Obama is trying some new and dangerous water sports that the Hawaii native had to miss out on for safety reasons while serving

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G.O.P. State chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to the state of the territory address by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement: “For too long the only answer has been to raise taxes and increase spending. Robbing Peter

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GUILTY PLEA: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eleven people admitted in federal court that they participated in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation between St. Thomas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Five defendants pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, U.S.

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LOOKING BUSHED IN THE BVI: President Barack and Michelle pose for photos with Necker Island attendants. NECKER ISLAND, BVI—  President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday after jetting in to our region on Richard Branson’s jet. The former first couple posed with staff

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YVETTE CLARKE: Who does she think she is? NEW YORK — Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), says she is disappointed that former President Barack Obama did not posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey before leaving office. On his last day in office on Thursday, Obama commuted the sentences of

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S. Virgin Islands

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NEW YORK — U.S. law enforcement officials arrested a Jamaican with cocaine in beef pâtés at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this week. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said that officers intercepted Chantal Alecia Bedward on arrival on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. During her

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