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WANTED FOR MURDER: Isaiah D. Rodgers FREDERIKSTED — On January 18, 2017 Isaiah D. Rodgers, 28, was brought back to the territory on a warrant for his arrest. Rodgers is wanted for Murder in the First Degree, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On March 11, 2016 Rodgers

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GETS OFF EASY: Logan Cobell CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old Virginia native was given a slap on the wrist by a federal judge after admitting to brandishing a weapon in a popular St. Thomas bar. Logan Cobell, 27, most recently of Charlston, S.C. was sentenced to one month’s imprisonment followed

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AT THE CAPITOL TODAY: JOHN CANEGATA WASHINGTON — The territory’s Republican leaders are going to Capitol Hill today. Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman John Canegata, national committeewoman and former territorial Sen. Lilliana Belardo de O’Neal, and national committeeman Jevon Williams will raise several issues in a meeting with the Republican

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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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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police have evacuated some 50 U.S. citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday. Philippe, long wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and remembered

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SENTENCED: ESTANISLAO DE JESUS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100

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UNDER FIRE FOR POOR WORK ETHIC (JUST LIKE MAPP): Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett whines that she and other delegates have no vote, but she has taken no concrete steps to do anything about it. WASHINGTON — Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Non-voting Delegate to

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STAR POWER: Puerto Rico’s Delegate to Congress Jenniffer Gonzalez (R-PR) is demanding that the House of Representatives and Senate give her beautiful island-state parity with U.S. mainland states. SAN JUAN — For the first time in its history, a woman will be Puerto Rico’s representative in the U.S. Congress. Jenniffer

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“I SWEAR TO DO MY VERY BEST (WHEN I AM SOBER) IN THE NEW YEAR OF 2017.” Embattled Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Sunday January 1, 2017 about 12:12 a.m. a citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center and reported shoots fired in the area of Bovoni and

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THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”) is telling

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