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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year-old St. Thomas native was arrested on illegal weapons charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jashawn Bailey was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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NEW YORK — Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), says she is disappointed that former President Barack Obama did not posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey before leaving office. On his last day in office on Thursday, Obama commuted the sentences of 330 individuals. Garvey was convicted for mail fraud

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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsNational NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

WASHINGTON – Virgin Islands Republican Chairman John Canegata released the following statement after leading the territory’s delegation in attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence: “It was a tremendous honor to join fellow Virgin Islanders in representing our territory at the inauguration of the forty-fifth

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ARRESTED: Craig Francis of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas native who police said was mentally ill attacked his mother at the apartment they shared and eventually beat her to death early today, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Craig Francis, 40, of Amalie Terrace was

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WASHINGTON — An FCC commissioner is recommending that satellite viewers in the territory receive their local PBS member station instead of content from stations in Puerto Rico. WTJX, which used to be powerfully-run by Mapp No. 2 man Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, has been broadcasting for 40 years but is

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepBreaking NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

WASHINGTON — The Trump presidential transition will be responsible for filling over 4,000 positions at a variety of levels of the federal government, including the Virgin Islands-based positions of U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal and judge in the federal District Court. “The Republican Party has given President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old St. Thomas man admitted in federal court that he tried to sell AK-47’s in the territory. On Tuesday, Mohammed Jubran pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to trafficking in firearms, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sentencing is set for March 9, 2017. According to the plea

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CHARGED: Avondale George Jr. re-arrested FREDERIKSTED — Three St. Croix men were arrested Monday on charges ranging from murder to robbery and assault, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Monday, 18-year-old Avondale George, Jr and  18-year-old Enock Justin Cole were rearrested as adults on a bench warrant

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 46-year-old commercial deep sea diver on St. Croix has admitted in federal court to bringing 192 pounds of cocaine here, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Daniel Santiago-Colon pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to possession of cocaine with intent to

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