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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker issued a binding legal opinion Monday after Board of Elections Minority Leader Jevon O.A. Williams requested an emergency legal opinion ahead of its first meeting this morning. Walker’s legal opinion clarified the new, territory-wide Board of Elections must “revisit all decisions”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — There is only one Virgin Islands Board of Elections, the V.I. Supreme Court has ruled. In an opinion released Friday, Chief Justice Rhys Hodge and Associate Justices Ive Swan and Maria Cabret upheld a May 10 ruling by V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois dealing with the

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MAX SCHANFARBER: Will become member of Board of Elections today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas entrepreneur Robert “Max” Schanfarber will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. today in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to become a member of the Board of Elections. Schanfarber, a Republican, was

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ARRESTED ON ST. JOHN: 20-YEAR-OLD SHAKOI MACTAVIOUS CRUZ BAY — A St. John man has been arrested in a cracking-skull incident on St. John. “On Monday, May 21, 2018 a male individual was stabbed in St. John and sustained a fractured skull,” the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. The

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: LESTER ROBERTS FREDERIKSTED — Police arrested two St. Croix men as part of a cold case murder investigation dating back to 2013. Shoy Nixon, 30, and Lester Roberts, 29, were arrested between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Wednesday on an arrest warrant issued by a Superior Court

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SENTENCED TODAY TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON: SHAKIEME “LIL SHAK” FREEMAN OF ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison after being caught with an illegal handgun during a special police operation, authorities said. Following a one-day trial in February, a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The last of three men who confessed to killing another man during a robbery almost five years ago has been punished for that criminal act, authorities said. Josiah Hodge, 24, of Murphy Gade faced 13 charges – one count each of conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree murder,

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PROUD MOMENT: (From left) Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Julio Rhymer Sr., Nelson Petty Jr. and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter. CHRISTIANSTED – Nelson Petty Jr. has been officially sworn in as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works and Julio Rhymer Sr. as Director of the V.I. Office of Management

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The entire community is invited to attend the 24th Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Virgin Islands Bar Association which will be held as follows: May 1, 2018, Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas at 10:00 a.m. May 2,

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REPEAT OFFENDER? Kareem Harrigan (far right, mouth open) was sentenced to one year today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Hidden Valley man was sentenced today to a year behind bars because he pleaded guilty to a gun crime that occurred in August, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Kareem Harrigan,

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