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FREDERIKSTED — Is Virgin Islands Police Department “exempt” employee Anderson Poleon the highest paid person in the territorial government? That’s the question concerned citizens in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are asking this afternoon. If Anderson Poleon is the highest paid person at $333,150.00 — he is paid

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 25-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death in his own car today near the waterfront in downtown, authorities said. Mikal Dore of Contant was fatally injured in a shooting in Estate Thomas about half past 12 noon, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Officers traveled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A Mexican national and an Ecuadorian national each pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region just minutes before their jury trial was scheduled to begin in St. Thomas, authorities said. Hector Hernandez Saucedo, of Mexico City and Calixto Tumbaco of Quito

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CHRISTIANSTED — The VIPD is asking for the community’s help to find 18-year-old Wayne Burke on St. Croix. Burke is wanted for first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Burke was identified as the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A St. Croix female airport employee and four men heard the formal reading of the drug trafficking conspiracy charges against them in federal court six days ago, authorities said. Ivan James, Kai James, Joh Williams, Malachi Benjamin and Tillisa Caesar appeared on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who learned that he is wanted for alleged incidents of check kiting has voluntarily turned himself in to police, authorities said. Michael Delande, 27, of Strawberry Hill was arrested about 11:21 a.m. Sunday and charged with passing forged bills or notes; obtaining money by

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of unlicensed orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas. Two children were burned to death and 13

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NEW YORK — A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s estate on Tuesday blamed the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands for its inability to begin payouts to victims of the late financier’s sexual abuse. At a hearing in federal court in Manhattan, the lawyer Bennet Moskowitz said Virgin Islands Attorney

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested and charged after police said he had sex with a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. Ralph Brewster, 19, of Bethlehem Village was arrested at 11:02 p.m. Saturday and charged with second-degree aggravated rape, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Brewster admitted to detectives

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating the double murder of two men fatally shot in their own vehicle outside a St. Thomas downtown east housing project late Sunday night, authorities said. On February 16 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired in

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