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WASHINGTON — Russian organized crime groups, flush with billions of dollars looted from the former Soviet Union and profits from drug trafficking and other criminal activities, are using unregulated and secretive Caribbean banks to launder their illicit gains, according to U.S. and Caribbean law enforcement officials. These authorities said that members

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 39-year-old St. Thomas man is the latest person in the territory to be confirmed as having contracted the Zika virus, according to the V.I. Department of Health. Meanwhile, the local health department says that it has 12 confirmed cases of Zika and another 79 suspected cases

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, chaired by Violet Anne Golden, held a public hearing today to take testimony from local and national experts about the problems associated with gambling addictions. Keith Wyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gaming, said if the territory follows

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REMEMBERED: Kowsilla NEW YORK — As March commemorates Women’s History Month, Jahajee Sisters celebrate the legacy of our ancestors on March 31, a legacy built upon resistance and resilience. They also commemorate the Indo-Caribbean women of our time, including activists, organizers, and changemakers who continue to contribute to our legacy;

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CHRISTIANSTED – Only one beach in the Virgin Islands failed to meet established water quality testing standards – Princess Beach (Condo Row) on St. Croix, according to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR environmental engineer Benjamin Keularts told the Virgin Islands Free Press that “we define Condo

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                     ARRESTED: Roy Rogers CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas announced that a 52-year-old Bonne Esperance man had been arrested for sexually assaulting four underage girls on the capital island and three other arrests. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Lesroy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 57-year-old St. Thomas man previously convicted of heroin smuggling was sentenced to nine months in prison after being convicted of being a pot dealer, according to federal authorities. Alva Nicholas was given that sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced on March 17 along

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Fort Lauderdale woman is believed to be dead after a holiday to St. Thomas ended in disaster when she and her boyfriend were swept into the sea by waves this weekend. Savannah Rae Finn, 22, a student at Florida International University, was on rocks by Peterborg

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LIBREVILLE — One person was killed and six wounded in an explosion on March 12 at an oil site in southwest Gabon run by a subsidiary of Chinese energy giant Sinopec. Rescuers found the body of one worker at the site the following morning, while four people were admitted to

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CHRISTIANSTED — ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”) and Freepoint Commodities LLC (“Freepoint”) announced today that Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC (“LB Terminals”) has appointed Darius Sweet as Chief Executive Officer. ArcLight, through an affiliate, manages and owns an 80% interest in LB Terminals; Freepoint owns a 20% interest in LB Terminals.

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