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WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, has asked the Federal Election Commission to probe Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to a Virgin Islands fundraiser, Politico reports, and is also urging the department’s inspector general to investigate a “pattern of violations” of ethics regulations. “In his short time in office, Secretary Zinke’s

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) poses with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) By STACEY PLASKETT, VIRGIN ISLANDS DELEGATE TO CONGRESS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS In the early morning hours of February 9th, members of Congress approved a two-year budget package to fund the federal government.  The package also provided

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CHAMBLEE, Ga.  — Juanita Edwards’s children, grandchildren and pets are waiting for her here on St. Croix. The Big Island’s air would be salty and familiar: Before the monster storms of 2017, she had never left the region. But if she went home now, she would quickly die. Edwards, 84, requires

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ST. JOHN’S — A Japanese woman who kicked a police officer in the groin and refused to be searched on arrival at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua recently was jailed for 14 days on a charge of assault and disorderly conduct. It is alleged that Masayo Goto, 57, who

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Beginning on February 12, 2018, the Committee to Elect Soraya Diase Coffelt Governor said it will launch a broad-ranging media campaign introducing Soraya’s vision to the people of the Virgin Islands. Her vision is centered on transforming the Virgin Islands into the economic powerhouse and leader in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized 292 pounds (132 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside two hidden compartments in a vessel intercepted leaving from St. Thomas towards Puerto Rico.  On Feb.1, a federal grand jury

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By VANISA SOLOMON SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For many of our Virgin Islands residents, hurricanes Irma and Maria felt like an atrocious dream. Unfortunately, the sad reality is those two Category 5 hurricanes unleashed their “punishing fury” on our lovely Virgin Islands.

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By CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT I did not have high expectations for this year’s State of the Union address. But I expected that the President would be duty bound to address the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria and give his administration’s plans for rebuilding, and therefore I felt it

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix woman was arrested Sunday after police said she broke into the home of someone she knew and stole things from them. Jerrica Jarvis, 27, of Estate Barren Spot, was arrested about 2 p.m. on Sunday after someone who lives in Estate Castle Burke said she

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The South Carolina man arraigned on federal gun charges Wednesday was previously arrested in his home state with a pound of marijuana, four grams of ecstasy, and a stolen firearm after a routine traffic stop in 2017, authorities said. Steven Jaheim Baxter, 31, of Orangeburg, S.C. was one

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