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MASTERMIND: Yamini Potter of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Virgin Islanders – a 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were sentenced to thirty days in prison to one year in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas for impersonating FBI agents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Yamini

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Ernice Gilbert with Robert Shrader of Monarch Energy on YouTube CHRISTIANSTED – St. Croix oil refinery HOVENSA LLC has asked a bankruptcy judge to block a bid by its rival Monarch Energy Partners to acquire the debtor’s shuttered refining facility in St. Croix for $40 million, saying Monarch is attempting

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment on November 5 charging Kevin Henley, 21, of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, with Bulk Cash Smuggling, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. Henley was arrested on October 7, 2015, and was released on home confinement with electronic monitoring after

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Lavonne Wise of Frederiksted CHICAGO – A group of American citizens, including several veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, now living in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, have challenged state and federal laws allowing citizens residing in certain U.S. territories the right to

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By PHOEBE WARREN, Special To The V.I. Free Press This is the first post in a series called “Insight on the Issues” in which I will examine one specific issue in American politics and give each candidate’s stance. I will periodically do these posts but with no particular schedule so

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 50-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges related to official abuse of territorial power, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. George W. Lewis, Jr. who worked as VITEMA’s emergency planner, admitted in U.S. District Court to one

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In order to strengthen their agricultural sectors and avoid or mitigate the negative impact of climate change, Caribbean countries should introduce and promote climate resilient food systems, said Juan Cheaz, senior program coordinator Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) said she was able to defeat a measure in Congress that would have cut federal highway funding for the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands and Guam. According to her office, Plaskett helped defeat an amendment to the Developing a Reliable

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MIAMI — An undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty in a case in which he falsely claimed to be a citizen to obtain a U.S. passport and a Florida driver license, court records show. Rodolfo Martínez, 36, has not been sentenced, but plea agreement documents indicate that

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                      Rudolf Efremov By RUDOLF EFRAMOV/Special To The V.I. Free Press To think that the United States of America has not achieved full democratic status because of its Constitution as interpreted by its federal courts should be absurd. It should be an unrealistic work of a science fiction writer, a

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