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Days After The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine Said The Territory Is On The Brink Of Financial Collapse, Mapp Says Everything Is Fine
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STATE OF SHOCK: Mapp paints a rosy picture of the territory’s economic prospects in his third State of the Territory address last night. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the Virgin Islands has cut spending, made its operations more efficient and created conditions allowing for significant economic growth in the

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G.O.P. Leadership Critical Of Mapp's 'Plans' For The Territory's Future After Rosy State of the Territory Address
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G.O.P. State chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — Responding to the state of the territory address by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands Chairman John Canegata issued the following statement: “For too long the only answer has been to raise taxes and increase spending. Robbing Peter

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St. Thomas Native Jashawn Bailey Appears In Federal Court On Illegal Weapons Charges
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year-old St. Thomas native was arrested on illegal weapons charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jashawn Bailey was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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SXM Police And Emergency Personnel Respond Quickly To Accident Scene When Car Hits Motorcycle in Philipsburg
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SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT IN SINT MAARTEN PHILIPSBURG — A motorcyclist was injured when a subcompact car slammed into it on a popular Sint Maarten highway last night, according to authorities. The Sint Maarten Police Force said that the accident took place at 9:40 p.m. Sunday on the N9 Highway.

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Customs Rounds Up 126 Illegal Aliens Near The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
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CBP Border Patrol Marine unit. SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says law enforcement authorities have intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti in four separate events since January 20. The CBP said working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG),

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Talks Resume Between Curacao Government and China Over Isla Refinery
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ISLA REFINERY IN CURACAO WILLEMSTAD — Dutch-controlled Curacao and China’s state-run Guangdong Zhenrong have resumed suspended talks on a lease and upgrade of the island’s 325,000 barrels per day Isla refinery, Curacao government officials told the Virgin Islands Free Press. The MAN party that won Curacao’s general election in October

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St. Thomas To Pittsburgh To Detroit Heroin-Cocaine Ring Leaders Plead Guilty In Federal Court
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GUILTY PLEA: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eleven people admitted in federal court that they participated in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation between St. Thomas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Five defendants pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, U.S.

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UN: Caribbean and Latin America First Region In The World To Eliminate Hunger
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SAN JUAN — With continued and strengthened implementation of a regional food security plan, the Caribbean and Latin America could become the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger, the head of United Nations agricultural agency said today. “This region has all the necessary conditions to achieve this, starting with

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De’Moi Corraspe's Body Found Riddled With Bullets Inside Paul M. Pearson Gardens
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is currently investigating a homicide that took place about 5:11 p.m. this afternoon. A citizen contacted the 911 Emergency Call Center and reported several shots fired in the area of building 21 of Paul M. Pearson Gardens Housing Community.  Upon officer’s

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Cuthbert Desouza, Wanted Since Mid-Month For Allegedly Breaking His Girlfriend's Arm With A Pickax Handle, Is Arrested By The VIPD
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    ARRESTED: Cuthbert Desouza FREDERIKSTED — On January 24, 2017, at 11:30a.m. 47-year-old Cuthbert Desouza was arrested for third-degree assault, police said. On January 14, 2017 Cuthbert Desouza assaulted his girlfriend with a pickax handle, breaking her arm in the process, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

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