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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old Georgia man appeared in federal court on Wednesday to face charges that he was trying to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, GA, made his initial appearance April 20, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being

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WASHINGTON, DC– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett congratulates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her definitive win in the New York Democratic Primary Tuesday and encourages the territory’s local delegates to the Democratic National Convention to support Clinton as the party’s nominee. Plaskett, who is also a super delegate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alexander Hamilton isn’t the only Virgin Islands connection to the U.S. Treasury Department’s newly announced changes to paper currency. Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), along with her colleague Congressman Bill Pascrell were among the first to urge U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to reconsider his decision last

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — A British lawyer and his wife have been left heartbroken after their young daughter was killed in a tragic accident while outside a nursery with her mother. Ellie Perkins died when the family car rolled backwards down a hill near a children’s nursery and struck

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DALLAS — Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Exxon went to state court this week in Texas to quash a subpoena issued last month by the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp expressed strong concerns to congressional leaders about proposed changes in the language in the Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill released last week by the House Natural Resources Committee. The legislation, if enacted, is likely to adversely affect the ability of the Virgin Islands to access

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Police in the British Virgin Islands have not found anything suspicious, so far, as they investigate the death of a 38-year-old Jamaican. According to BVI News Online, the deceased — Tracy Forbes — who had been living in the British Virgin Islands for about 10 years,

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President Obama with James Brewster By PATRICK GOODENOUGH/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS SANTO DOMINGO — A little over two years after Obama campaign bundler and LGBT advocate James “Wally” Brewster arrived in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by his spouse, Bob Satawake, to assume his duties as U.S. ambassador, calls

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