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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of  marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney

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         Rex Tullius DAYTONA BEACH — Four years ago, Rex Tullius was convinced it was over. He had fought for a spot on the United States Olympic swimming team, but came up agonizingly short. Twice. A decorated swimming career that spanned over a decade — including stints at Spruce Creek

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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        Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd CHRISTIANSTED – Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd blasted the University of the Virgin Islands over the weekend for failing to reveal how much UVI administration and staff members are paid. Despite a ruling by Attorney General Claude Walker, UVI President David Hall is flying in the face of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say a 34-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death and a 26-year-old woman was critically injured when the car they were driving in was fired upon near Raphune Hill early on Sunday morning. On June 12, 2016 at approximately 12:17 a.m., 911 received a call of shots fired in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death near the Tutu High Rise, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On Sunday, June 12, about 3:28 pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of shots fired in the area of Hidden Valley. Upon arrival

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Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New Jersey-based company that partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to create affordable housing for seniors said Thursday that it is proud of its work here. The public-private partnership betweeen VIHA and The Michaels Development Co. of Marlton, N.J. created 80 units of state-of-the-art

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SEX OFFENDER: Brian Roubal CHARLOTTE AMALIE –A 29-year-old Illinois man is charged with violating the Sex Offender Registration Act after border protection officers flagged him in St. Thomas. Brian Roubal of Sandwich, Illinois was trying to board a plane back to the United States April 25 when officers with the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 40-year-old St. Thomas man appeared in federal court to answer charges on Tuesday that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Eugene Monsanto, Jr. heard those charges from U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being arrested

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