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GUEST OP-ED PIECE By Soraya Diase Coffelt Candidate for Governor On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent

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CHRISTIANSTED — As first reported in the Virgin Islands Free Press, the Bank of St. Croix in Peter’s Rest was held up by a lone gunman early Thursday morning who was captured by police less than a mile away from the site of the robbery about 11 minutes later. Official

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS [ad name=”HTML-68″] 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,

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED — The territory has a small, but dedicated farm industry. Many farm in the Community Gardens on St. Croix and they struggle to receive basic government-sponsored support services such as proper and timely land preparation, and access

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HOLDING COURT: Ryan Zinke on St. Croix (PHOTO CREDIT: VIGOP) [ad name=”HTML-68″] ADVERTORIAL: To hear how you can help someone who has a gambling problem, press play below: CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made a bold statement in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday to

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MIAMI  – The conduct of a billionaire sex offender and his links to the Virgin Islands have become part of the national discussion of the news media because of accusations that the U.S. Labor secretary nominee showed favoritism to an accused pedophile in the past. Alexander Acosta, the Labor nominee

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G.O.P.’S JOHN CANEGATA [ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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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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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/Special to the V.I. Free Press BEIJING — I had the special opportunity to study Chinese law and business in the People’s Republic of China this summer for five weeks. I joined a group of American students and law professors in Beijing. Our classes were held at

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CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is. In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.

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