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Former BMV Officials and BIZVI Owner Arrested For RealID Fraud

Syed Gilani, owner of BIZVI, Jerris Brown the former Director of the Virgin Island Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and Gregory Christian former Project Manager at the BMV have all been arrested on multiple charges including misuse of federal funds.
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Figure 8: What the USVI Spends On, Proportionally (Click on image for larger view)

The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 11: Education, Where The Big Spending Is

The largest single department in the V.I. budget is Education, which means it's also got the biggest, most complicated budget. That makes searching for budget savings a daunting task.
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From left, UVI President David Hall, new men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones, UVI Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos and UVI soccer coach Charles Long. (Photo © Aisha-Zakiya Boyd)

With Three New Coaches, UVI Athletics Solidifies Goals

Boosted by the addition of three new full-time coaches, the University of the Virgin Islands Athletic Director Wilberto Ramos said Monday he aims to bring more games to UVI and provide more activities for students.
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Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

In Reversal, Court Rules STT Anti-Government Arsonist Incompetent

A federal court last week reversed reversed a determination about the mental fitness of a criminal defendant to stand trial on charges of damaging public property. U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller declared Texas defendant Spencer Wayne Allen unfit after he appeared at a June 14 competency
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Properties Subject to Tax Auction Include DHS Offices, Which Are Delinquent in Rent

One of the owners facing auction for non-payment of property taxes to the Virgin Islands Government said the delinquency has been caused by a government agency that is behind in its rent payment.
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Shooting on Scott Free Road Leaves One Dead

Jahkima Moore, 32, died Saturday afternoon in a shooting on Scott Free Road, the V.I. Police Department reported. It was the 13th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 22nd in the territory.
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Horse Racing Anti-Doping, Commission Bills Move Forward

Bills setting new anti-doping regulations for horse racing and consolidating the two territorial horse racing commissions into a single commission moved forward in the Senate Thursday.
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Attorney General Claude Walker

V.I. Attorney General Confirms Investigation of Gambling Industry Campaign Donations

The V.I. Department of Justice is investigating campaign donations from slot machine company VIGL's local representative prior to last year's Senate votes giving VIGL a horse racing and slot machine franchise, Attorney General Claude Walker confirmed Thursday.
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Senate President Myron Jackson chairs Wednesday's legislative session. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Hearing Scheduled to Decide on Empty Senate Seat

A decision handed down June 9 by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Legislature the final say on what happens to the vacant St. Thomas-St. John Senate seat, but a hearing to settle the matter has yet to be scheduled,
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St. John Festival Shifts into High Gear

With the festival food sale and the Pan-O-Rama steel band showcase passed, St. John is gearing up for the remainder of its Festival 2017 events. This year’s Festival theme is 'The Present and Past in Ways Never Foreseen.'
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