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
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,
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
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
GOV. RICARDO “SLICK RICKY” ROSSELLO “We’ll pay you when we can. What are you going to do? Bounce us out of the United States?” SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government announced today another multimillion-dollar default as the crisis-wracked U.S. commonwealth seeks to restructure nearly $70 billion in public debt. The
St. Thomas Native Rhasheel Charles Admits To Trying To Smuggle Nearly Eight Pounds Of Coke From Rock City To Miami
ITCHY SCRATCHY FEELING: Rhasheel “Rash” Charles (right) in a Facebook posting about his business prowess. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old St. Thomas native admitted in federal court to conspiring to smuggle nearly eight pounds of cocaine into the territory. Rhasheel Charles pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Charlotte Amalie
G.O.P. Leadership Critical Of Mapp’s ‘Plans’ For The Territory’s Future After Rosy State of the Territory Address
G.O.P. State chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to the state of the territory address by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement: “For too long the only answer has been to raise taxes and increase spending. Robbing Peter
GUILTY PLEA: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eleven people admitted in federal court that they participated in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation between St. Thomas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Five defendants pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, U.S.
BOMB BEACH: Vieques Trying To Remake Its Image As One Rife With Tourists, Rather Than Anti-American Strife
TERROR TOURISM: Welcoming American visitors to the “Emerald Isle” hasn’t always been a priority for Puerto Ricans, who still take pride today in having blown up a bomb on the floor of the U.S. Congress in the 1950’s. VIEQUES, Puerto Rico – A small island long known as a U.S.
BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.” CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is