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Racketeering Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Alleged Ringleaders Face Additional Counts

The defendants charged in a major racketeering case entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court. Most of the 10 in the case of Paul Gerard et. al, asked for speedy jury trials, although some asked for more time.
View of Carambola Resort with Hamms Bluff in the background. (Susan Ellis photo)

New Owners to Take Over Carambola Resort by End of Month

A thorn in the side of the Government Employees Retirement System may be removed by the end of the month, if the sale of Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa goes through.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Young Syrian Refugee Returns to St. Thomas to Face Trial

The 18-year-old Syrian refugee who turned himself into a St. Thomas police station in March returned Monday to the island, where he is expected to face trial on charges of illegal entry into the United States.
Generating Unit on St. Thomas (James Gardner photo)

Judge Calls WAPA Emissions Progress ‘Remarkable’

The V.I. Water and Power Authority continues to be in compliance with emissions consent decrees, earning praise from U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez during a quarterly court review Monday. WAPA will only need to have annual reviews going forward, according to a statement from the authority.
Denise Johannes, director of the Division of Corporations and Trademarks, demonstrates how the new online system works at a news conference Wednesday.

New Online Services Streamline Division of Corporations and Trademarks

The launch of a new online module puts the V.I. Division of Corporations and Trademarks on par with services offered by states and other territories and makes submitting documents and payments easier for the local business community.
Main wreckage of the plane that crashed in December 2017, killing all five aboard. (Photo from National Transportation Safety Board)

Report: Pilot Had Been Warned Not to Fly the Night Stylee Singer Died

The pilot of the aircraft that crashed in December 2017, taking the lives of five Virgin Islanders including Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for Stylee Band, had been told he should not fly that night, according to documents released earlier this year by the NTSB.
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