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SEX OFFENDER: Daniel Eric Cove CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with failure to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders. “The frequency of the registration is determined by the tier assigned to

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BOARD CANDIDATE: Jevon O.A. Williams CHRISTIANSTED —Jevon O.A. Williams, candidate for the St. Croix District Board of Elections and current National Committeeman of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands, today issued the following statement: Jevon O.A. Williams wishes to inform Virgin Islanders that the voter registration period

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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DRUG LORD TURNED RAT IN PRISON: Fernando Auces in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Prosecutors say an inmate at the Allen Correctional Institute in Lima, Ohio, ran a multi-state drug ring from behind bars. Fernando Auces, 52, was sentenced to six years in prison after investigators determined he was communicating, through

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PITTSBURGH — Two accused Michigan suppliers for a heroin and cocaine ring bringing narcotics from the Virgin Islands to Pittsburgh through Detroit were advised of their rights Thursday at the Joseph F. Weis U.S. Courthouse and returned to jail without bond pending trial. Details of the case remain sparse, but

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Public Works will receive $1,696,405 from the U.S. Department of Transportation “to rehabilitate its La Reine Bus facility,” the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The USDOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program this week that will help

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JOB WELL DONE: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. ordered the police officers under his command to “round up the usual suspects” this weekend. “A collaborative effort between the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the Attorney General’s office of the Virgin Islands, numerous

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Estanislao de Jesus at home in the DR CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old native of the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to smuggling 13.23 pounds of cocaine from the British Virgin Islands to St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Estanislao De Jesus of Santo Domingo, admitted to the

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A KILLER’S GAZE: Francis Williams at his VIPD booking CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A veteran St. Croix policeman has been charged in the killing of two off-duty officers whose bodies were found shot to death on a Frederiksted beach last month. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday in a joint press conference

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