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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has submitted legislation to the 33rd Legislature to overhaul and reform the territory’s mental health system with sweeping changes that address gaps in services to residents who suffer from behavioral health challenges, mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug addiction. The legislation,

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WASHINGTON — Just as the 2020 Democratic and Republican presidential primaries and caucuses get ready to begin, the Republican National Committee indicated it was investigating V.I. Republican Party Chairman John Canegata in a letter sent Thursday, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Canegata, who made national news during the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor announced the appointment of Lieutenant Mario M. Brooks as Assistant Police Commissioner on Tuesday. Assistant Commissioner Brooks has been with the Virgin Islands Police Department for 25 years, working in various sections of the department, to include the Special Operations and Criminal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s estate was sued today by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice which claimed that the late convicted sex offender raped and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on a private island he owned in the territory. Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin

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In case you were doing something a lot more interesting than listening to the speech by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. Here are the highlights and insights: The good news: the economy grew almost two percent last year. The bad news: Most of the growth is coming from FEMA and federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to fund critical health needs of children in the territory.  CFVI was invited to apply for funding following the successful stewardship of a $200,000 grant awarded from

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Friday announced that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been awarded $14.9 million in federal funding to implement a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the territory’s approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting the use of certified electronic health record technology by healthcare providers.

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CRUZ BAY — A Dominican Republic native has been picked up on a bench warrant after he allegedly stole items from a double murder scene, authorities said. Police have also released the names of two victims shot at a nightclub last month. Kenedy Francisco Estevez-Pinales, 26 of Enighed, St. John,

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CRUZ BAY — Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly admitted to shooting a man after a late night argument near a convenience store in St. John on Friday, authorities said. Lawrence A. Powell, Jr. 30, of Grunwald, was arrested by the VIPD about 11:03 a.m. Saturday and charged with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Tuesday convened the first meeting of his Marine Task Force, a group of private sector people representing all aspects of the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Marine Task Force is to revitalize and grow the marine

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