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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Representatives of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are looking to sell his U.S. Virgin Islands properties to fund the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program. The program paused all payouts last week, according to an attorney for the estate. Epstein maintained a home on Little St. James, which he acquired in 1998,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A fund set up to provide money to dozens of women who said they were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein when they were as young as 14 has abruptly suspended payouts, saying today that it has temporarily run out of money. “My office’s worst fears have been

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A top-ranking WAPA official who had a 33 percent interest in a wireless company that he awarded a $1.2 million contract to has been arrested on local conflict of interest charges, authorities said. Niel Vanterpool was arrested by the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) today for

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FREDERIKSTED — A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the Virgin Islands Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to a warrant for her arrest. Kathleen M. Gussie was charged with embezzlement by a public

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George is pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has once again adopted two families as a participant of the Adopt-A-Family program through the Family Resource Center. Employees purchased Christmas gifts and personal care items for the families and presented them to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan today praised the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy to lift the injunction that prohibited the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) from collecting excise taxes in the Territory.  In his ruling Wednesday, Judge Molloy said the GVI can resume collecting excise taxes beginning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George has joined a coalition of attorneys general representing 43 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories, urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. The effort is being led by

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While Jeffrey Epstein may now be gone, the reverberations of his trafficking scheme continue to echo in the Virgin Islands. Most recently, the Miami Herald reported on V.I. Attorney General Denise George’s attempt to obtain forfeiture of Epstein properties on Little Saint James.  With this case now gathering ground, it has brought fresh

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NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday handed a partial victory to U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George, who is pursuing a civil racketeering complaint against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, partially granting her access to an ongoing civil lawsuit that involves the disgraced financier and close associates. USVI

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man will likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison after a plea bargain agreement in which he admitted to raping and sodomizing two 8-year-old children, authorities said. Elroy Edwards, 62, of Barren Spot, was convicted in Superior Court of first-degree aggravated rape-child

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