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“PALACE OF THE LAWS”: The Capitol of Puerto Rico (Capitolio de Puerto Rico) is located on the Islet of San Juan just outside the walls of Old San Juan. The building is home to the bicameral Legislative Assembly composed of the House of Representatives and Senate. The building sits in

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CAUGHT UP IN A CHRISTIE’S CORK CAPER: Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith “Judi” Fitzgerald authorized the liquidation of Jeffrey Prosser’s company and assets to satisfy a loan that he had found alternate financing for. Fitzgerald resigned from her position as a federal judge in May of 2013 without fanfare —

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MASTS AT HALF STAFF: Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the family of former Senate President Bingley Richardson Sr. Richardson was a boat captain and native of St. Thomas who was elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He gave former Sen. Adlah

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BAGGED AND TAGGED: Thirty pounds of marijuana was intended for sale in St. Thomas until federal authorities stepped in and seized the shipment in the U.S. mail. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arraigned in federal court on charges that he tried to bring 30 pounds of marijuana

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HIGH-FLYING BODYGUARD: Neal Chesterfield was caught at the airport with 48 pounds of cocaine in his luggage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas men — including a Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) officer — were formally accused of wrongdoing by a federal grand jury on Thursday for their

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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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V.I. AG CLAUDE WALKER: Accused Troy Titley formerly worked for the V.I. Department of Justice. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who claimed on social media that he is a “Virgin Islands … police officer” was arraigned on federal charges that he aided four men and one boy in

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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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ALTERED STATES: Gov. Mapp: “I admire them trying to be tricky … but if you want to be truly tricky, the idea is not to get caught … trust me! Nobody talks about my $20K per month Estate Nazareth apartment any more.” CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Problems with legislation considered during

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