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Republican State Chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — The Chairman of the Republican party said today that Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) is not taking her role as a member of Congress seriously and accused her of making light of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a “homebrew” email server during her

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CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A temporary restraining order was issued late Friday by a Superior Court judge to keep a group of Republicans from organizing under the party banner, according to State GOP Chairman John Canegata. Canegata said the gathering scheduled for Saturday on St. Thomas by Herb Schoenbohm would be an

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2016 Presidential ElectionAt VIFreepBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED — The public battle between John Canegata and Herb Schoenbohm over delegates to the national presidential nomination convention and other issues — continued today with state GOP chairman Canegata warning “unsuspecting voters” against participating in an event planned by Schoenbohm for Saturday on St. Thomas. “This illegitimate, unlawful gather

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

CHRISTIANSTED –Donald Trump is counting eight delegates from the Virgin Islands as his own, putting him within 68 delegates of clinching the Republican nomination for president. State G.O.P. Chairman John Canegata  of St. Croix is one of those Trump delegates. Canegata says eight of the territory’s nine delegates have pledged

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

CHRISTIANSTED — Republican party nominees for federal and territorial offices will be selected at a territorial convention on June 11, according to state GOP chairman John Canegata. The decision to opt-out of the taxpayer-funded primary election was made during a special meeting of the Republican Territorial Committee on Friday after

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CHRISTIANSTED — VIGL Operations, LLC has been trying to obtain a Level 4 casino license for its Caravelle Hotel, which is to be opened in St. Croix. There are quite a few stipulations for obtaining a Level 4 casino license in the Christiansted and Frederiskted Enterprise Zones, which is where

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By SIMONE FRANCIS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands joined the growing list of states, municipalities, and territories that have adjusted their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage, which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Employee welfare should be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center at 1:45 a.m. Sunday about a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road, authorities said. Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated by

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By ANTON EDMUNDS/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS HAVANA — Beyond the impact of the Zika virus, the opening of Cuba to U.S. travelers and the warnings of an economic slowdown by the International Monetary Fund and others, the Caribbean faces another phenomenon that poses a challenge to the status

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