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OSVALDO TAVAREZ, 48, PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE OF 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court that he took a 13-year-old girl out his household to have sex with her. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court

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SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and

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MAPP-POTTER TEAM FAVORED TO GET THE MOST VOTES ON NOVEMBER 6, ST. CROIX POLLSTER JOHN BOYD SAYS TODAY CHRISTIANSTED — A veteran pollster on St. Croix says that if incumbent Governor Kenneth Mapp is going to be re-elected in 2018 he will have to face one of two native St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said they were investigating the discovery of a body of a man “burned beyond recognition” found in the Tutu Valley area of St. Thomas on Friday. The body was found inside a burned four-door Toyota Camry about 1:46 a.m. Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS CAROLYN FAWKES GIVES A VOTING MACHINE A TEST RIDE CHRISTIANSTED — The supervisor of elections cannot unilaterally disregard the intent of territorial elections law on her own nor can she reverse established practice aimed at ensuring free, fair and honest elections, the top-ranking Republican on the Virgin

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DPNR WARNING: Bluebeard’s beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel failed for a fourth week in a row. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in the territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory.

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TO THE GLORY OF MAPP: GOVERNOR HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY TO CELEBRATE THE $20,000 REDUCTION IN FUNDS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS RECEIVED. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the Virgin Islands Human Services Department a “performance bonus” for significantly improving its distribution and enforcement of benefits

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TORTOLA NATIVE KHADIN FAHIE GOT MORE TIME IN PRISON THAN HIS ST. THOMAS COUNTERPART CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Tortola native got 7.17 years in prison and a St. Thomas native got 6.75 years in prison for introducing nearly 40 bricks of cocaine into the territory. Khadin Fahie, 23, of the

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MAPP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERS POLITICAL SIGNS BY CANDIDATE WARREN MOSLER ‘OFFENSIVE’ AND ORDERS PUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS TO REMOVE THEM ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A candidate in the gubernatorial race has accused Virgin Islands Public Works Department officials of interfering in the gubernatorial election. Public Works employees removed two sets

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. John man was charged Monday by federal authorities with trying to smuggle four illegal migrants into the territory. Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, was arrested Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing aliens into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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