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BLING BLING BAGGAGE HANDLER: Ray Harris, Jr. is stylin’ with Internet t-shirt, gold chains and gold rings prior to his arrest by federal authorities on cocaine smuggling charges. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a  federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler

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NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories  — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a top

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Ivanna Eudora Kean High School  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Federal Grand Jury has returned an indictment today charging Tomolah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas with four counts of possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. On December 12, 2016,

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Celeste Bermudez CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Virgin Islands grand jury, on January 12, 2017, returned a six-count indictment against Celeste P. Bermudez, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, charging her with theft of federal program funds, money laundering, and making and subscribing a false income tax return, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced.

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TSA NO BUENO IN PUERTO RICO: People for fiscal responsibility in government are calling on President Donald Trump to disband the Transportation Security Administration as a waste of taxpayers hard-earned money. SAN JUAN — A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been arrested for their alleged involvement

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LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE: Marie Holmes of North Carolina, a 26-year-old unemployed mother of four children shared in a $546.1 million Powerball jackpot in February of 2015. SAN JUAN — In cash-strapped Puerto Rico where the exodus of people due to worsening economic conditions has been well-documented by most of the national

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to 1.4 years in prison for being a felon with a gun. Eugene Monsanto, 41, was ordered to serve 17 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a

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WASHINGTON — During meetings with federal officials last week to discuss issues related to the territory, non-noting Rep. Stacey Plaskett said that she raised the question of identified miscalculations of the rum-cover revenue allocation “which may have shortchanged the Virgin Islands general fund by as much as $100 million.” Plaskett,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services in collaboration with a number of organizations successfully collected data for the 2017 VI Continuum of Care on Homelessness Point-In-Time survey on Friday. On each island the project was spear-headed by different organizations: St. John Community Foundation on St. John, Methodist Training

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SURROUNDED BY INCOMPETENTS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp: “I know it’s too little, too late. But what do I care? The taxpayers are paying ALL of my bills for the next two years! CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson the proposed bill known as the “Virgin

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