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GUILTY! SPENCER WAYNE ALLEN, 26, OF TEXAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former Texas fugitive has admitted setting fires that destroyed a military recruiting office and damaged two other federal properties in St. Thomas. Spencer Wayne Allen, 26, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to one count of arson and two counts

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  By FREDERICK HANDLEMAN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Health Care in the Virgin Islands is on life support and in critical condition. There is an urgent need for major changes to the antiquated, protectionist, draconian laws and regulations relating to the provision of health services in the

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MIAMI — A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Two St. Thomas men appeared in federal court today to hear charges that they were convicted felons illegally in possession of guns. Rehelio Trant, 39, and Gamba Potter, 32, each of St. Thomas, made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native appeared in federal court in St. Thomas today to answer charges that he made fraudulent claims that he lost hundreds of items in the mail. Shaquin Brodie, 20, a former resident of St. John, appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A prominent British politician has accused Her Majesty’s overseas territories of undermining the security services by helping North Korea dodge U.S. sanctions. Margaret Hodge, a former chair of parliament’s public accounts committee, said it was “bonkers” that companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Anguilla

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized  25 pounds (11.4 kilos) of cocaine in a backpack concealed inside the center console of a private vessel arriving at the Las Croabas boat ramp on Wednesday. The estimated wholesale value of the seized narcotics is $175,000. “AMO

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic was arrested on Monday on charges related to trying to smuggle nearly nine pounds of cocaine into the territory. Braulio Martinez, 33, of Santo Domingo, was arrested on an indictment charging him with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic was arrested on Saturday at the Cyril E. King International Airport and charged with trying to enter the country illegally — for the second time, authorities said. Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 29, of Santo Domingo, made his initial appearance Monday before

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic and a native of Haiti were arrested on Monday on charges that they tried to smuggle 2.2 pounds of cocaine into the territory. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of Santo Domingo and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Port-au-Prince, were detained on a criminal complaint

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