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SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan’s former financial advisor has agreed to admit defrauding the retired Spurs star in a multi-million dollar investment deal, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Charles A. Banks IV, 49, of Atlanta, is set to plead guilty to wire fraud Monday in federal court in

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HOLDING COURT: Ryan Zinke on St. Croix (PHOTO CREDIT: VIGOP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made a bold statement in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday to celebrate Transfer Day in his own special way. While Transfer Day is always celebrated in the U.S. Virgin

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FREEDOM OF THE SEAS: The Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) cruise ship was the largest ever built from 2006 to 2009. SAN JUAN — Royal Caribbean has announced that Freedom of the Seas will move to San Juan and sail week long cruises to the Southern Caribbean.  Freedom of the Seas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The United States’ national traditions of American exceptionalism and anti-imperialism perpetuate the myth that the U.S. is not and has never been an empire. How can anyone forget President George W. Bush’s infamous claim that the U.S. was the only great power in history to have refused

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SUPER SPILLAGE: Stranded Yacht Elsa THE BOTTOM — Salvage efforts are to get underway today after the 157-foot (48-meter) motor yacht Elsa ran aground off the Caribbean island of Saba, located some 20 nautical miles from Sint Maarten. Details surrounding how the vessel ended up on the rocks in Ladder Bay

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GUILTY PLEA: Scott Bass CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court today that he introduced drugs and other forbidden items to prison. Scott Bass, 43, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to a charge of providing contraband in prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett

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COTTON VALLEY SHORES IN ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED — A 26-year-old woman from Denmark drowned this morning on the East End of St. Croix. Police were dispatched to Cotton Valley Shores after the 911 Emergency Call Center got a report of a drowning at 10:53 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police

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TOP PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Tim Duncan SYDNEY — Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs has been rated as the greatest “international” player of all time by the News of Australia. The online newspaper based in Sydney picked the Top 20 NBA players who they said were “foreign-born,” but

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ANIMAL ABUSE: In Lares, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN –  A man in Puerto Rico will serve seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend. The two-month-old puppy died instantly, El Vocero reported. According to the paper, the couple had been living together

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MEETING OF THE MINDS: Uniformed Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) top brass rolls out the red and white carpet for the distinguished law enforcement officers from Denmark visiting the territory for Centennial. FREDERIKSTED — Two Danish chapters of the International Police Association are in the territory to attend the Centennial

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