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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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CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin

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 Red Hook port area of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court today that he sold crack cocaine near a local high school. Tomolah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine, U.S.

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GUILTY PLEA: Selmo Watts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court today that he broke into a U.S. Post Office and stole mail. Selmo Watts, 34, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to breaking into a Post Office, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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