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CHRISTIANSTED — A slip and fall in Pueblo Supermarket will set its Florida-based owners back $600,000. The Virgin Islands Supreme Court affirmed that jury award for a St. Croix case that has been wending its way through the territorial court system for at least 12 years. Leonor Mercedes Palermo was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A repeat offender has vowed to return to Kmart once he is released from jail, despite a Superior Court ruling saying he can’t. Leon Alphonso Wilkins, 35, of no fixed address, has been banned from going within 10 feet of all Kmarts in St. Thomas, after two

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man is in official custody after dangerously firing a gun in the middle of a crowded Red Hook, authorities said. George “G.G.” Penn, 56, Estate Frydenhoj, was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Red Hook, The

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of first-degree murder in 2019 has pleaded guilty to allowing firearms to be brought into a house where he had third-party custodial responsibilities over a man under federal indictment, authorities said. A’keem Stanley, 28, of Two Williams, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W.

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who opened fire on a car as it drove up upon him in a drive-by shooting attempt has been arrested for violating the terms of his pre-trial release, authorities said. Daniym Heywood, 24. of Ludvig E. Harrigan Court, was arrested at 11:18 a.m. today

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KINGSHILL — A 22-year-old man will spend much of his life behind bars for his part in the brutal 2015 beating death of 73-year-old Augustus Bannis in Upper Love on St. Croix. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks sentenced Avondale A. George, Jr. to 35 years for second-degree murder, 15 years

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas taxi driver has been ordered by a judge not to take fares for three months after being arrested for a second time on drunk driving charges. Melvin Lee James was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s estate coexecutors were “indispensable captains” of his criminal enterprise to traffic girls, according to a complaint from Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George. The amended complaint, filed Wednesday, names coexecutors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn as defendants in their individual capacities, alleging their involvement in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Representatives of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are looking to sell his U.S. Virgin Islands properties to fund the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program. The program paused all payouts last week, according to an attorney for the estate. Epstein maintained a home on Little St. James, which he acquired in 1998,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A fund set up to provide money to dozens of women who said they were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein when they were as young as 14 has abruptly suspended payouts, saying today that it has temporarily run out of money. “My office’s worst fears have been

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