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GUEST OP-ED PIECE By Soraya Diase Coffelt Candidate for Governor On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent

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DOUBLE DEALING: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) agent Vanessa N. Jackson, 27, is accused of shooting her 28-year-old boyfriend in the back and leaving him for dead by not calling for emergency help for him. FREDERIKSTED — A U.S. Customs agent on St. Croix who allegedly shot her 28-year-old

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SELMO WATTS: Gets eight months in prison for stealing eight packages from the post office in Frenchtown — he got one month in prison for each package he stole. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who tried to pick up his mail before it arrived at the Post Office

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THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST: RAHEEM “CAESAR” MILLER GETS NEARLY 10 YEARS IN PRISON CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Wednesday sentenced two men for their roles in the robbery of two St. Thomas jewelry stores that involved the use of guns, the U.S. Department of

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RETURNED TO THE TERRITORY TO FACE CHARGES RELATED TO MURDER: Currup Williams CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police in Killeen, Texas have returned a St. Thomas man to the territory who is wanted in connection with one of four murders that sparked a 2016 vigil against violence in the Tutu Hi-Rise housing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix woman responsible for a string of jewelry store robberies on St. Thomas was ordered to serve 11 years in prison by a federal judge on Monday. Aracelis N. Ayala a/k/a “Gordita” a/k/a “Fluff,” 34, of St. Croix, was also ordered by U.S. District Court

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(PHOTO COURTESY: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images) CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of cocaine distribution. Acio Richards, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to two years in prison and three

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STERN LOOK: In pleading guilty, Charles Banks IV, 49, of Atlanta, admitted to a judge that he bamboozled Tim Duncan into guaranteeing a $6 million loan used as part of an investment in a sports-merchandise company, Gameday Entertainment LLC that Banks was chairman of. In total Banks allegedly stole $13.5 million from the

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS The Virgin Islands public has been informed that there were recent arrests of three individuals on corruption charges involving the alleged misuse of over $2 million in federal funds associated with the REAL ID program. The individuals arrested, of course,

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