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HURRY DOG EAT RAW MEAT: ICC Interim Manager Byron Smyl of Alvarez and Marsal in Miami allegedly lobbied for a $14 million “telephone switch” for St. Martin Cellular just before the company was scheduled to go out of business. The loan was approved for St. Croix’s VITELCO, because it had

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FIVE CORNERS INTERSECTION: The area under construction starting Tuesday starts on the border between Estate La Grande Princesse and Estate Golden Rock and follows the road East and South to the end of Condo Row. CHRISTIANSTED – The V.I. Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of St. Croix and the

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SAFETY-FIRST BOATING TECHNIQUES: The Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association is the only nonprofit charter association in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Members include day and term-charter vessels, crew, charter companies, and anyone else joined by mutual consent for the common purposes of promoting, protecting and furthering the capabilities of charter yachts and the

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, FAIRTON, NEW JERSEY: Former St. Thomas Sen. Alvin Williams, Jr.’s home for the first 1,209 days of his 4.3-year sentence. According to the terms of his sentencing, he must still serve three years of supervised release. SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS By John F.

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REGAL BEAGLE: Mapp rolls out the red carpet for himself wherever he goes in the territory; he might be making movie star money, but the average person is sliding farther and farther into abject poverty thanks to his policies. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– An additional 19,000 Virgin Islands residents are now

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TAXING FOR SUCCESS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and BIR Director Marvin Pickering stand with airbnb officials after signing off on the tax agreement. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government and Airbnb signed a “groundbreaking agreement in the Caribbean” today which will allow the platform to collect

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MANSION GLOBAL PICKS USVI: A top online property listing service said today that the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the best places in the Caribbean for United States natives to relocate for the best tax rates. The online news source also mentioned St. Lucia and the Cayman Islands as

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CARSON WEN: Banking on the BVI to attract more Chinese millions to tiny Tortola. ROAD TOWN, Tortola –– The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks, according to

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A TIME TO DIG … A HOLE IN THE GROUND: Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of his administration and construction crew, do what they know best … present themselves as if they were working. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp, members of his administration, and an official of the Federal Highway

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