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UNDER FIRE FOR POOR WORK ETHIC (JUST LIKE MAPP): Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett whines that she and other delegates have no vote, but she has taken no concrete steps to do anything about it. WASHINGTON — Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Non-voting Delegate to

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STAR POWER: Puerto Rico’s Delegate to Congress Jenniffer Gonzalez (R-PR) is demanding that the House of Representatives and Senate give her beautiful island-state parity with U.S. mainland states. SAN JUAN — For the first time in its history, a woman will be Puerto Rico’s representative in the U.S. Congress. Jenniffer

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WANTED FUGITIVE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT ON ST. CROIX: Everick G.A. Phillip CHRISTIANSTED — A 31-year-old St. Croix man was arrested by authorities at the airport in Frederiksted when he tried to board a flight to Puerto Rico. Everick G.A. Phillip, 31, of Mount Pleasant on was arrested on Sunday,

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DEATH CRUISE: Royal Caribbean has many varieties for tourists to choose from. SAN JUAN — Two Americans tourists have been found dead on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico. Joseph M. Ambrussi, 62, and William Alan Forsytte, 55, were found on Wednesday afternoon aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of

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RECALLED: Sabra hummus from Virginia COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Virginia — You might remember that earlier this month, Sabra Dipping Co. announced that there was possible Listeria contamination in its hummus, and recalled a variety of sizes and flavors. That hummus was also used in commercial products, which included vegetable trays, sandwiches, and

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INDICTED: Raheem “Caesar” Miller of Philadelphia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury has returned indictments against two Virgin Islanders and one Pennsylvania native in connection with a string of jewelry store robberies in St. Thomas in 2015. The United States grand jury returned a 10-count indictment on Thursday against

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ARRESTED: Lavrick Willocks of Jamaica FARGO, N.D. –  A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday. Lavrick Willocks, 27, was taken into custody Saturday after he was found

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SAN ANTONIO — Just around the time the NBA playoffs tip off next spring, Tim Duncan won’t be on the court. Instead, he’ll be in court, squaring off against his former financial adviser. Charles Banks is accused of bilking the Spurs legend out of about $20 million. Wednesday, a federal

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         INDICTED: Nisha Brathwaite CHRISTIANSTED – The last of 10 Virgin Islands women indicted by a federal grand jury on tax-related charges made her initial appearance on Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. The remaining nine women

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DRUG LORD TURNED RAT IN PRISON: Fernando Auces in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Prosecutors say an inmate at the Allen Correctional Institute in Lima, Ohio, ran a multi-state drug ring from behind bars. Fernando Auces, 52, was sentenced to six years in prison after investigators determined he was communicating, through

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