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CHRISTIANSTED – A 60-year-old St. Croix man who charged a fee to illegal migrants to allow them to stay in the United States without papers was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge. On September 2, 2016, District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Miguel Esperanza-Vasquez,

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BUSTED! Neal Chesterfield of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s hand-picked bodyguard has been arrested at the St. Thomas airport with 47.4 pounds of cocaine in his carry-on bag and $26,025 in undeclared cash in his computer case the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Neal A. Chesterfield,

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Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wilma Lewis CHRISTIANSTED – A 56-year-old St. Croix man was given a suspended sentence after admitting to using a cell phone to conduct drug deals, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carl “Cuz” Hansen was given four years probation by U.S. District Court Chief Judge

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A TIME TO TALK … NOT BUILD: Ken Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and will continue to strengthen bonds that were never shaky to begin with. Gov. Kenneth Mapp and premier and minister of finance of the BVI, Orlando Smith will meet

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 ACCUSED OF RAPE: Ephraim Rivera FREDERIKSTED — A 25-year-old St. Croix man was arrested by police on Friday in connection with kidnapping and rape charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Ephraim Rivera was arrested on a Virgin Islands Superior Court bench warrant that states he is wanted

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is urging Republicans in Congress to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Obama said Saturday in his weekly address that he asked Congress more than six months ago to fund the “emergency resources” public health experts needed to fight Zika, but Congress said no.

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HILL STREET KILLING OF SEAN JAVOIS CHRISTIANSTED — A 32-year-old man was gunned down on Hill Street early on Friday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police said that Sean Javois was shot in the back, chest and neck and ultimately died from the massive injuries he

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DIED IN STX: Evelyn Freund CHRISTIANSTED — A woman with $6.5 million in land holdings in St. Thomas died in a traffic accident on St. Croix Wednesday afternoon. Police said Evelyn Freund was a passenger in a vehicle that hit a patch of wet road and flipped over near Little

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The funeral procession for Lammy. KINGSHILL — Two weeks after Lesha Lammy was shot to death on a deserted Frederiksted beach, hundreds of people gathered at Kingshill Cemetary to pay tribute to the veteran police officer on Thursday. Fellow police officer Kai Javois — who was also shot to death

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FREDERIKSTED — A man was reportedly injured in a machete fight on Tuesday could not be interviewed by police due to the extent of his injuries, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On August 23, 2016, about 7:37 p.m., police were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center

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