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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — Former employees of Del. Stacey Plaskett pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to distributing lewd images of the Virgin Islands congresswoman and her husband. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that Juan McCullum and Dorene Browne-Louis pleaded guilty in a U.S. District

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A cargo vessel owned by Ferrol Trucking has run aground in the St. Thomas harbor, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. No injuries have been reported. The U.S. Coast Guard said its alert station in San Juan was contacted at about

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has the fourth highest murder rate in the world, according to a study done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela have more murders per capita than the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED – A bookkeeper with the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix (WCSC) was arraigned today in federal court on a criminal indictment charging her with federal program theft and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the indictment, Kira Lee Encarnacion, 40, was employed

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By ACTING ASSISTANT U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION JASON BOTEL SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Two trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands opened my eyes to the enormity of the challenges students, educators and families there face, and what lies ahead to reverse the impact of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands is healthy, reported Gov. Kenneth Mapp, in his fourth State of the Territory Address at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas, Monday evening. Mapp, who has been chief executive through back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in September, said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works said that the final pass for debris pickup will begin today. Contractors have worked over the last four months removing debris from neighborhoods and roadways, but now, this phase of the restoration process is coming to an end, according to Public Works.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Police want to know who hacked a pit bull with a machete so severely that it sent the dog to a veterinarian, badly injured but still alive. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), the animal

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MINNEAPOLIS –- St. Croix native Linval Joseph won’t get the chance to play for a second Super Bowl ring. That’s because the Philadephia Eagles mercilessly pecked apart the Minnesota Vikings … convincingly 38-7. But it might not really matter that the Eagles won the NFC

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to assist individuals in the territory to take charge of their health, the USVI Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Nursing Association and the Virgin Islands State Nurses Association (VISNA), will be providing a mobile medical clinic in various communities

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