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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to replace the top federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, who has been quietly campaigning to keep her job, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is close to proposing a candidate to succeed Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the U.S. attorney

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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SAN JUAN — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they found cocaine worth an estimated $15.6 million on a fishing boat off the southwestern coast. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) against and Puerto Rican police searched the boat after stopping it off the town of Cabo Rojo. On board they

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas boat captain and four illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic were in federal court on Thursday to hear the charges against them. Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St. Thomas, Glenys Gruz-Calcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael Morales-Osoria,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a St. Thomas man to four years in prison for his role in a jewelry store robbery in 2013. Robert Brown, 28, was given that sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Thursday for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A New York man was given eight and a half years in prison by a federal judge today for his role in two gunpoint robberies of jewelry stores in St. Thomas. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Jakeem Emmanuel, 21, to 8 years and six months

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FREDERIKSTED — Convicted felon Nathaniel Thomas escaped from Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix in March with the help of two people, according to two affidavits filed in U.S. District Court. Thomas, a.k.a. “Jahreek,” “J,” “Ringo” and “R,” was convicted on March 13 of unlawful possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of St. Lucia expelled from the territory for “moral turpitude” in 2014 was charged in federal court for trying to enter the United States illegally in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Isidore Francis Isidore, 61, was detained pending further proceedings after his arrest on April 28,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but instead loosens the requirements for

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