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MAKING FRIENDS: Marla Matthew, Principal of St. Joseph High School on St. Croix, congratulates the school’s English teacher, Wayne James, upon his election as a Senator in the Virgin Islands Legislature in November 2008. FREDERISTED — On March 10, 2008, Wayne James, 57, was deposed in a Superior Court Civil

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, this week approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states, according to a

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WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech this week has announced $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2018 Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) grants to the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to address critical

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After a two-day trial and one day of deliberation a federal jury found former St. Croix Senator Wayne James guilty of official government corruption charges. James, 56, formerly of the Virgin Islands Legislature, was found guilty of wire fraud and theft of federal program funds, United States

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The intersection of Dronningens Gade and Cuttets Gade will be closed beginning tomorrow as the Main Street Enhancement Project enters a new phase. The Public Works Department said on Tuesday that the intersection would be closed until further notice “to accommodate the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator’s Joint Task Force, will host a meeting for residents of Estate Nadir at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at the Estate Nadir Community Parking Lot on 2nd Street. This town

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U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER DONALD HORSLEY (FILE PHOTO) CHRISTIANSTED – A Venezuelan native admitted in federal court today to trying to smuggle about 357 pounds of marijuana into the region. Juan Rodriguez, 26, of Venezuela, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance

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ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH A BASEBALL BAT: JOHN PETERSEN, 63, OF ST. THOMAS. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St.. Thomas woman told police that her boyfriend came home drunk and beat her with a baseball bat last week. John Petersen, 63,

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HOOPS CLASSIC: St. Croix’s Tim Duncan stands next to Senate President Myron Jackson surrounded by Virgin Islands notables. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 15-time All-Star may not be back in the NBA, but St. Croix’s Tim Duncan did make an appearance during the All Virgin Islands

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Responding to published reports that the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) Board is “weighing pension cuts”, Governor Kenneth Mapp today denounced the GERS Board’s unilateral consideration of any action to cut payments to retirees of the Government Employees Retirement System. “No drastic actions, certainly none

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