Tag: Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (CCC)

NLRB, Local Government Settle Divi Carina Bay Casino Union Lawsuit

CHRISTIANSTED — The National Labor Relations Board has settled a lawsuit against the Virgin Islands government and the Casino Control Commission, resolving a dispute over union activities at Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix. The parties entered a settlement agreement on January 28, according to a notice of voluntary dismissal submitted last week by […]

GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS! Jury Finds Barnes Bilked USVI Government of $600,000

CHRISTIANSTED — Jurors in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock found a St. Croix woman guilty on all counts after deliberating for about five hours Thursday. Stephanie Barnes, 62,, was convicted of three federal and local criminal charges following a three-week trial, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Barnes was convicted of conspiring with former […]

Stephanie Barnes Portrayed As Con Artist Who ‘Manipulated’ CCC Out Of $568,104

GOLDEN ROCK — Jurors tasked with deciding the fate of Stephanie Barnes will begin deliberations in U.S. District Court on St. Croix today, after hearing closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys Wednesday. Prosecutors described Barnes as a clever manipulator who knew she was participating in a conspiracy to steal money from the government, while […]

Governor Bryan Names Marvin Pickering To Head Casino Control Commission; ‘Usie’ Richards Demoted

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has nominated former Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering to be the chairman and chief executive officer of the Casino Control Commission. Pickering’s nomination will go before the Senate and, if approved, Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raymond “Usie” Richards will fall back to a regular board […]

Senate Rules Committee Moves St. Thomas Architect Stacy Bourne to Full Body For Consideration to VICCC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Rules Committee of the Legislature voted 6 to 0 to send architect Stacy A. Bourne’s nomination to the full Senate body for approval. Bourne, originally from St. Louis, Miss., faced generally exploratory questioning from six of the seven members of the committee this morning. Sen. Janet Millen-Young was absent. Under questioning […]

Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino Might Not Re-Open Until Last Three Months of 2018 … Caravelle Is Open, Must Upgrade New Hotels By August

CHRISTIANSTED — It was a tale of two casino hotels. The first casino hotel ever in St. Croix — Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino on the East End — suffered “significant” damage and might not re-open until the last three months of 2018. The second casino hotel – Caravelle Hotel and Casino in downtown […]