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Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Center (Source photo by James Gardner)

Man Accused of 4th of July Assault

Valmon Glasford, a-22-year-old resident of Patriot Manor on St. Thomas, appeared before Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr III after reportedly taking part in two attacks Saturday.
Department of Sports, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White testifies during Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, USVI Legislature)

Courts, Parks and Public Spaces Will Soon Receive a Facelift

Work on the U.S. Virgin Islands' parks and public spaces is in disarray, but Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White told the Senate Finance Committee the department has obtained significant funding and is prepared to proceed – carefully.

Homicide in the Virgin Islands – Young Men Dead On the Street

The average murder victim in the USVI is a 27-year-old man found dead in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. A Source study shows revenge killings drive the territory's troubling murder count.

Yacht Haven Sues WICO in NY, WICO Sues Back in USVI

Yacht Haven USVI sued the West Indian Company on Dec. 4 in the state of New York for $400 million, claiming WICO “conspired” to direct business away from Yacht Haven and toward Havensight Mall. Last week, WICO countersued in V.I. Superior Court.

Miller Took Millions from Taxpayer Subsidized Hospital, Witnesses Testify

Two days of testimony by a key witness opened week three of the Schneider Regional Medical Center corruption trial. The witness, a former hospital financial service official, told the court how she became custodian of records for a special project given to her by one of the three defendants.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Lawyer Asks Court to Reconsider Pre-Trial Release for Nightclub Operator

A lawyer representing the St. Thomas nightclub manager charged with sex trafficking is asking a federal magistrate to release her client from detention pending trial. Defendant Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane has been behind bars since being arrested on Aug. 7.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until Trial – Part 2, Solutions

The long lag between arrests and trials in many violent crime cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.

Black Flag Defendant Gets 4 Years, Suspended, Admits Mental Illness

After admitting to taking a set of international flags from the poles at the Cyril E. King Airport and replacing them with black flags a year ago, 30-year-old Alla H. Salem of St. Thomas was sentenced to no more time behind bars.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Land Access Dispute Becomes Superior Court Battle

Bernard Cuffy said he hoped to give his 28-year-old son the land he purchased in Estate Clairmont as a wedding gift. But access to that land is now a legal dispute between Cuffy and residents on neighboring plots.
The Bank of St. Croix in Gallows Bay, where a 2016 robbery took place that Damian Lang was accused of taking part in. He was cleared when a judge overturned a jury verdict.

Defendant Still Detained Six Weeks After Being Cleared of Bank Robbery

Six weeks after a federal judge dismissed a jury verdict against him, a St. Croix man is still being held pending trial. The defendant now waits to hear his fate on a separate charge and recently survived an attempt to put him back behind bars.

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