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CHRISTIANSTED — A fifth woman has admitted to her role in a scheme to file false tax returns, costing Virgin Islanders hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tax refunds, authorities said. Thema Liverpool, 31, of St. Croix, pled guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Friends of the National Park Service will be holding a discussion called: “Getting To Know Buck Island’s Sharks” this week. The group said that the informative talk takes place on Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Guinea Company Warehouse on Company Street in Christiansted. (Click for Map). Grace

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CHRISTIANSTED — Serial offender Dequan J.J. Forde is appealing his eight-month federal prison sentence for marijuana possession to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Forde, 22, of St. Croix was sentenced on Wednesday to less that one year in prison for marijuana possession with intent to distribute.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas jurors took less than a day to find three former Schneider Hospital executives guilty of 44 criminal charges, including racketeering and embezzlement of more than $3 million. In the long-awaited retrial of Rodney Miller, Sr., Amos Carty, Jr. and Peter Najawicz were found guilty of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix teenager got a welcome home celebration worthy of any hero. But Lowell Thomas, 13, isn’t just any young person on the Big Island. He struggles with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and survived a heart transplant in 2017. Thomas recently returned from a week-long Disney cruise to

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WASHINGTON — A former Virgin Islands National Guard member was appointed a new civilian aide to the secretary of the U.S. Army this week. During a ceremony at the Pentagon on November 13, Beresford Edwards was given that distinction by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to represent the territory.

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In Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the U.S. Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on St. Thomas, says he meets many people who have no idea that the territory even exists. “When I first went to Pittsburgh for my undergrad, I would talk to people about the

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is facing a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to having thousands of images and videos that included depictions of babies subjected to violent sexual acts. Collin Gomes, 26, of Mars Hill, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography,

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LONDON — Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director of the USVI Office of Disaster Recovery, recently joined ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta on a five-day collaborative experience focused on reinforcing economic and cultural ties between the two countries. The British Consulate-General

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Off The Rocks Rescue is hosting their inaugural fundraiser at host location Caribbean Fish Market, St. Thomas, on Saturday, November 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. A $30.00 donation includes two glasses of wine, compliments of Bellows International, two raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous

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