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      Political reporter Morgan Brinlee By MORGAN BRINLEE/Special to the V.I. FREE PRESS While the Republican presidential primary may have unofficially wrapped last week when real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, the last remaining candidate in the race, secured the required number of delegates to

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp this weekend honored the memory of those who have served the Virgin Islands and United States in military service and lost their lives. “We observe Memorial Day each year to remember and to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands sued Takata Corporation and Honda Motor Company late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The public battle between John Canegata and Herb Schoenbohm over delegates to the national presidential nomination convention and other issues — continued today with state GOP chairman Canegata warning “unsuspecting voters” against participating in an event planned by Schoenbohm for Saturday on St. Thomas. “This illegitimate, unlawful gather

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) commented on the Puerto Rico bailout legislation that is currently before the U.S. Congress. H.R. 5278 is the Puerto Rico Oversight, management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and has been approved to move forward from the House Committee on Natural Resources. “Today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 23-year-old man heard charges in federal court that he had used forged identity documents to board a flight in the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Chintamkumar Patel an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also continues to pick

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CHRISTIANSTED –Donald Trump is counting eight delegates from the Virgin Islands as his own, putting him within 68 delegates of clinching the Republican nomination for president. State G.O.P. Chairman John Canegata  of St. Croix is one of those Trump delegates. Canegata says eight of the territory’s nine delegates have pledged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from Los Angeles, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix pleaded guilty to marijuana smuggling related charges in federal court on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Clarence Griffin, 44, of California, Robert Brown, 29, of St. Croix, and

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