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MAKING FRIENDS: Marla Matthew, Principal of St. Joseph High School on St. Croix, congratulates the school’s English teacher, Wayne James, upon his election as a Senator in the Virgin Islands Legislature in November 2008. FREDERISTED — On March 10, 2008, Wayne James, 57, was deposed in a Superior Court Civil

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former St. Croix Senator Wayne James is set to go to trial on Monday to face federal corruption charges that he stole taxpayer money to pay for a personal trip to Europe. James, an attorney himself, has been successful in delaying the trail since he was arrested

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SOUND ASLEEP: On the floor of the Legislature, incumbent Senator-At-Large Brian Smith. CRUZ BAY –– The last place finisher in the Senator-At-Large race has petitioned the Board of Elections to do a “manual recount” of the votes from the Democratic Primary on Saturday. Senator Brian A. Smith sent a letter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas Senator Marvin Blyden said that he “thanks Democratic voters for supporting him in the Primary Election.” “I am truly grateful and humbled by the results of the election. I want to thank the voters of the Virgin Islands for their unyielding support,” Bylden said. Senator

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BREW CREW: Government House said AG Claude Earl Walker is the acting governor of the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that Attorney General Claude Walker will serve as Acting Governor beginning late Saturday afternoon as Governor Kenneth Mapp, Lt. Governor Osbert Potter and Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter offered their congratulations to all the winners of Saturday’s Democratic Primary. “We certainly understand the hard work and personal sacrifice necessary to enter public service,” the Governor said. “All the candidates are to be commended for their interest in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commentators and political pundits are calling the 2018 Democratic Primary for the gubernatorial team of Albert Bryan and Tregenza Roach with 39.29 percent of the vote (unofficial results). Some 39.9% of the electorate voted for Bryan-Roach with 26 of 30 precincts counted (86.67%). A total of 3,093

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SENATORIAL CANDIDATE ALLISON DEGAZON SAYS HER GEORGIA BUSINESS WAS CLOSED BECAUSE OF ACTIONS HER HUSBAND DID NOT COMPLETE FOR HER BUSINESS. FREDERIKSTED —  Democratic senatorial candidate Allison DeGazon admitted that her mortgage business was closed down by the Georgia Secretary of State because her former husband failed to submit paperwork

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Rattan Polling Service, which says it is an independent polling source and has been conducting polling in the Virgin Islands since 1998, said it sampled 300 people in the territory between July 15 and August 1. “The race for the Democratic Gubernatorial nomination appears to be a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s press conference at Government House on Monday morning “played like a bad joke at the expense of the Virgin Islands people,” Senator Janette Millin Young said. “The governor is not being honest,” Millin Young said. “He is trying to lead the people of the

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