Tag: Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (VICCC)

ALL IN THE FAMILY: Barnes Wants Judge To Recuse Himself Over Connections

GOLDEN ROCK — Stephanie Barnes, who was found guilty of stealing money for lavish spending sprees and vacations alongside former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden, has filed a lengthy affidavit arguing that the judge overseeing her case should recuse himself before sentencing. Her attorney, Martial Webster, filed a three-page motion for […]

Will The U.S. Virgin Islands Eventually Recognize The Value of An Online Casino Licensing System Much Like Curacao?

Although land-based casinos are legal in the US Virgin Islands, this unincorporated and organized territory of the United States has chosen not to license online casinos at the present time. An expert that we spoke to from this site believes the U.S. Virgin Islands may be missing out on a good opportunity by not adopting […]

Cranky ‘Usie’ Richards Chides Governor For Not Putting More People On Casino Control Commission

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During Friday’s budget hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, acting CCC Chairman Raymond “Usie” Richards told lawmakers to talk to the governor about designating nominees for his commission. Richards said the Division of Gaming Enforcement staff is depleted to a single person, making it impossible to keep up with its responsibilities. The […]

GITTENS: ‘Let’s Get Rid Of Paid Commissioners With The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission’

CHRISTIANSTED —  St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens will introduce a measure to restructure the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, to include eliminating salaried positions for commissioners.  Gittens’ legislation calls for V.I. Casino Control commissioners to be paid a stipend for their attendance at meetings as opposed to holding full-time salaried positions at the Commission as […]

Violet Anne Golden, Former St. Croix Senator, Former Casino Control Chairwoman, Slapped With 28 Federal Criminal Charges

CHRISTIANSTED — Violet Anne Golden and accused co-conspirator Stephanie Barnes have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that include money laundering and conspiracy to commit theft from programs receiving government funds, authorities said. The indictment comes two months after former St. Croix Senator Golden said she felt like “a common criminal” upon […]