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ADVERTORIAL: To hear more about how you can help someone who has problem with gambling during problem gaming awareness month of March, please click on the following message below:   SAN JUAN — U.S. federal agents have confiscated 40,000 items that consumers hope are never fake: condoms. The counterfeits were

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FISCAL AUSTERITY MEASURES: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said today that the government will receive a Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) in the amount of $40 million from Banco Popular to ensure the government will continue to be able to make payroll for the months of March and April. ADVERTORIAL: To hear more

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CANCELLED CHECK FROM USA TO DENMARK FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS CHRISTIANSTED – March 31st marks the 100th anniversary of the purchase of the U.S. Virgin Islands from Denmark. In 1917, the United States purchased the three islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John for $25 million in gold. This purchase

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GUILTY PLEA: Okeyonna Njoku of Los Angeles, California CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Okeyonna Njoku, 30, of Los Angeles, California pleaded guilty on March 16, 2017, in federal court to possessing with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. According to the plea agreement, on October 15, 2016,

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FROM PRISON GUARD TO PRISON: Abdul Robinson CHRISTIANSTED – A former St. Croix prison guard who sold cell phones to inmates in prison has been given one and a half years in prison by a federal judge for admitting to selling inmates cell phones at a profit. Abdul Robinson, 39,

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MOST EFFECTIVE EVER? Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Just days after the most powerful U.S. Attorney in the country — Preet Bharara of New York — defied President Donald Trump’s demand that he submit his resignation — the U.S. Attorney for the territory said that he will comply with the

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MORE ‘BUSY WORK’: The Mapp-Potter Administration has appointed more commissioners, directors and attorneys general in its first two years than any other gubernatorial administration in Virgin Islands history. Many of Mapp’s appointees have quit or been fired and then need to be replaced. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three justices of the Supreme

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BVI’S NAKED CRIMINALITY: The U.S. Department of State has singled out the British Virgin Islands as a major player in drug/illicit money laundering on a world-wide scale. WASHINGTON – The United States named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major illicit drug producing and  major drug-transit countries with some regional

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I’LL BE OUT IN FIVE YEARS, SUCKERS! Puerto Rico native Gamalier Rohlsen-Arizmendi has a history of drug offenses that date back to 2010, but he was sentenced to just five years in prison for bringing 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rican native with a

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BLACK OPS IN JUDITH’S FANCY: A black military-style helicopter that was used in the drug interdiction mission. CHRISTIANSTED — Two military-style “black ops” helicopters were used on a successful nighttime drug interdiction operation by the federal government in Judith’s Fancy on January 30, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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