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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands will be featured in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The Department of Tourism announced the show, which was filmed on St. Thomas and St. John, will air nationally on ABC on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST, and will air locally on cable channel 14 at 9 p.m. AST. The episode

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John F. Kennedy Terrace in Golden Rock. CHRISTIANSTED — On February 5, 2017 at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers were dispatched by 911 Emergency Call Center to a discharging of shots in Golden Rock ,in the vicinity of John F. Kennedy Housing. Upon arrival the officers discovered shell casings and broken

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WASHINGTON — During meetings with federal officials last week to discuss issues related to the territory, non-noting Rep. Stacey Plaskett said that she raised the question of identified miscalculations of the rum-cover revenue allocation “which may have shortchanged the Virgin Islands general fund by as much as $100 million.” Plaskett,

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WANTED: SAMUEL ‘GHOST” ROBERTS FREDERIKSTED — Police said tonight that they were looking for 19-year-old St. Croix man who is wanted for murder. The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that it wanted to speak to Samuel “Ghost” Roberts of Frederiksted in connection to a killing that they did not

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government has been losing money through a rebate it gives its rum companies to compete with Virgin Islands distillers, while the rum companies are enjoying an unprecedented cash windfall from it, according to a new report by the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (Center for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson the proposed bill known as the “Virgin Islands Timeshare Act.”  The Bill is the product of a cooperative effort between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the timeshare industry, and has been crafted to benefit the GVI,

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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. 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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    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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    ARRESTED: Charles Richards CHRISTIANSTED — On January 22, 2017, at approximately 3:50 a.m. Officers were on mobile patrol on Northside Road (Miracle Mile Golden Rock), while traveling officers noticed a vehicle stopped on the side of the road in the vicinity of the U.S. District Court. Upon further

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