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THE FIX IS IN FOR VIGL: Gov. Kenneth Mapp FREDERIKSTED — Horse racing has a storied history in the territory, but has fallen on hard times there as in other parts of the world. However, a new deal between the private company VIGL and the local government was announced recently,

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WILLEMSTAD — Commodity trader Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. Ltd is in talks to secure funding for a $5.5 billion plan to upgrade an oil refinery and build a natural gas terminal in Curacao, giving China a foothold in a strategic oil hub in the region, the Virgin Islands Free Press

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SAN JUAN — Three young children were killed and their father was found hanged in an apparent murder-suicide in southern Puerto Rico, police said Wednesday. Officers found the bodies of two girls and a boy inside a home in the coastal city of Ponce after receiving a call about a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said that he has called the Legislature into a Special Session to take place Thursday at 2 p.m. Mapp said the Special Session is needed is needed so that the government can continue to fund its bi-weekly payroll, pay vendors and pay income tax refunds.

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        ARRESTED: Luis Carrion FREDERIKSTED — Two spoil sports on St. Croix were arrested by police for allegedly pelting Halloween goers with raw eggs. On Monday, about 7:57 p.m. 19-year-old Luis Carrion and 22-year-old Leroy Simon were placed under arrest for Assault in the third degree, the

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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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The boardwalk in Christiansted town. CHRISTIANSTED — On Saturday October 29, 2016 at approximately 8:24 p.m. officers from the Marshall Command Unit in Christiansted, were dispatched to a robbery in downtown Christiansted. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that he was walking on Strand Street in

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DEADBEAT CUSTOMER: “Mr. Lockett” EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHRISTIANSTED — A Gallows Bay business owner is praising the police response to a man who ate luxuriously at his restaurant and then promptly announced that he didn’t have any money to pay the bill. The restaurant owner said he

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STUMPING FOR CLINTON: V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett CHRISTIANSTED – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at a major campaign rally for the Clinton/Kaine Campaign in North Carolina on Thursday. Plaskett who, endorsed Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee in April, joined First Lady Michelle Obama and several other member of Congress

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 ARRESTED: Rogue former cop Tracy Richardson CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) waited two full days after a St. Thomas former fellow officer on St. Thomas allegedly punched his wife in the face — before finally arresting him when he was accused of committing more acts of

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