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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S. Virgin Islands

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G.O.P.’S JOHN CANEGATA WASHINGTON – Virgin Islands Republican Chairman John Canegata released the following statement after leading the territory’s delegation in attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence: “It was a tremendous honor to join fellow Virgin Islanders in representing our territory at the inauguration

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PHILADELPHIA — The federal appeals court in Philadelphia will soon begin posting video recordings of oral arguments on the court’s website — a decision that directly affects the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said

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ARRESTED: Donaldo Bryan on St. Croix FREDERIKSTED   — January 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm Marco A. Gomez 35-year-old was Charged and arrested for kidnapping (DV). No bail was set and Gomez was transported to the Golden Grove Detention Facility. On January 16, 2017 at 5:00pm, Jarixsa Camacho 24-year-old was charged

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Randall “Doc” James Racetrack in St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has submitted to the Legislature his proposal to amend the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Industry Assistance Act of 2010. In his letter of transmittal to Senate President Myron Jackson, Mapp said that the 31st

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BALES AND BALES OF COKE: Cocaine seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the Dominican Republic on January 2, 2017. SANTO DOMINGO — Agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations unit detected a vessel laden with 2,000 pounds of cocaine in the region early

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NO PAIN, NO STRAIN, ALL’S YOU DO IS LET IT DRAIN: The government of Puerto Rico is trying to keep its best and its brightest on the beautiful Emerald Isle. SAN JUAN — In an attempt to prevent more doctors from leaving, and perhaps even pull back the hundreds gone

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HYBRID UBER WEED: American Superman Hunter S. Thompson might soon have his own strain of marijuana, among other things … ASPEN — For years, marijuana growers have approached Anita Thompson, the widow of Gonzo American journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, to put her late husband’s name on their weed. “I

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  JAMAICAN MASH-UP: Aftermath of a bus crash in Falmouth that left one person dead and three others wounded. KINGSTON — It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for a group of Royal Caribbean passengers and now they’re suing the cruise line for an excursion that turned deadly for one traveler. Eight passengers

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HAPPENING PLACE: The Macy’s store at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan. The stores in Puerto Rico will not be affected by layoffs happening nationwide.  SAN JUAN — Employees at the Macy’s store in Puerto Rico were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the departmentchain announced closure of

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