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  U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHRISTIANSTED – A 60-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty to fraud charges in federal court today in connection with a false scheme to smuggle an illegal alien into the United States. Authorities said Miguel Esperanza-Vazquez posed as a law enforcement officer in order to extort

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We always knew Tim Duncan was out of this world. We just didn’t have a way to prove it. No doubt about it, there’s a massive government conspiracy to explain how a 39-year-old seven-footer like Duncan could possibly put up the defensive, rebounding, and blocking numbers that he does while

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  NOMINEE: Vince Danet CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Senate Committee on Rules, chaired by Sen. Kenneth Gittens of St. Croix, voted today to hold prominent Tea Party member Vince Danet’s nomination to the board of the Public Services Commission in committee for further review. But the Senate sent Gov. Kenneth

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        MISSING: Nina Guandolo CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Police say they continue to investigate the fatal shooting death of Kadeem John on St. Thomas that occurred on Dec. 10, 2015 in Contant Knolls. Police received a report of a shooting at 11:45 p.m. and found John had sustained

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has always gotten the most attention among the U.S. territories. It’s the most-populous, most-indebted, most-proximate to the U.S. mainland and most-vocal in pressing the case for bankruptcy. Now, officials from the

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 LIFE IN PRISON: Elvin Wrensford CHRISTIANSTED – A 30-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to life behind bars by a federal judge after being convicted of the shooting death of Gilbert Hendricks Jr. following an argument near a La Grande Princesse car wash in 2012. Elvin Wrensford was sentenced to

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Committe Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Committee on Housing, Public Works and Waste Management met today in the Legislature on St. Thomas to take testimony about VITRAN, VITRAN Plus and Americans With Disabilities compliance by VITRAN. Committee Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden introduced testifiers including the Department of

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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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MADRID – The world’s largest miller/trader of rice is leaving the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ebro Foods has offloaded rice businesses in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to a terse statement from the company. The Spain-based group said Feb. 2 that it had sold

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“Life’s A Beach” by WESLEY SMALL/V.I. FREE PRESS COLUMNIST “Singing For Their Supper!” The Virgin Islands school lunch program is running out of money. How much you ask? Oh, just about 4.6 million dollars! What’s that you say? This is only the second month of the year! How can that

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