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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The local government for years has “redirected” money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Thomas and St. John two weeks ago and Hurricane Maria is poised to decimate St. Croix on

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS The Virgin Islands public has been informed that there were recent arrests of three individuals on corruption charges involving the alleged misuse of over $2 million in federal funds associated with the REAL ID program. The individuals arrested, of course,

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NOT WELCOME HERE! Three men associated with the vessel Singularis and guests of Yacht Haven Grande were asked to leave the marina this week after flying the Confederate flag on the dinghy tied to the larger yacht. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A dinghy that flew the Confederate flag next to the

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GOV. KENNETH MAPP: In this photo explaining the dire straights the territory is in financially. ADVERTORIAL: To get more information about how you can help someone with a gambling addiction, press play below: CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he will be gone for five days lobbying airlines

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After just five days of being in effect – and before Gov. Kenneth Mapp returned from his carnival parade boondoggle in New York City – the second in command has ended the state of emergency declared for the territory. On Wednesday night, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, acting

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                    Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In May, when the Mapp Administration decided that it was time to address the governor’s $20,000 per month apartment in Estate Nazareth, it trotted out the No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, not knowing that he, too, would be asked about

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                  Alvery Smith in his office             CHARLOTTE AMALIE – If you want to send your money via MoneyGram, you only have three options left in the territory – and they’re all in St. Thomas. Hard on the heels of recent closures of money transfer facilities in some other Caribbean islands,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The first ever same-sex couple has tied the knot in the Virgin Islands after spending over four decades together. Rick Weinstein, 68, and Tom Eggleston, 73, decided that they could not wait any longer to finally get married following the landmark Supreme Court ruling earlier this month.

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