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WASHINGTON — Terminix will pay $10 million for using an illegal pesticide in the U.S. Virgin Islands that almost killed a family last year, federal officials said. The family of four from Delaware was vacationing on St. John at the Sirenusa Resort when they all became seriously ill after the

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WASHINGTON — Russian organized crime groups, flush with billions of dollars looted from the former Soviet Union and profits from drug trafficking and other criminal activities, are using unregulated and secretive Caribbean banks to launder their illicit gains, according to U.S. and Caribbean law enforcement officials. These authorities said that members

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Crime is a booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With that in mind the U.S. Attorney’s Office is hiring more prosecutors for its offices in the territory, according to an advertisement in the Latin American Herald Tribune. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the

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Violent offenders will be released early under new federal sentencing guidelines. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two drug felons are expected to be released to the territory around November 1 under new federal sentencing guidelines, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The early release will affect 6,000 drug felons nationwide, with 1,869

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to threatening to injure someone over social media, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kamoui “Turtle” Francis of Commandant Gade pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Croix to charges of transmission of threat to injure, U.S. Attorney

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government will receive five grants totaling at least $2 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice on September 23, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. Sharpe said the U.S. Department of Justice

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V.I. Water and Power Authority polluting the air CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has bowed to the real power of two federal agencies by agreeing in writing to slash the amount of air pollution from its plants on two islands. The settlement agreement was

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   U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) funding awards this week, including a $1,838,023 award to the Virgin Islands Police Department for 15 additional law enforcement positions. Over $107 million will be awarded nationally, through the COPS

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                 David Duran of Petrotiger ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – New anti-corruption squads will extend the capabilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to gather evidence and enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Earlier this year, the Federal

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                   Hugo Ogando CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Hugo Ogando, 37, and Mario De Los Santos, 39, pleaded guilty this week in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on April

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