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The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

Inmate Accused of Phone Fraud Pleads Not Guilty in District Court

Yamini Potter, accused of entangling three people in a scheme to fraudulently clear a criminal record, pleaded not guilty in St. Croix District Court on Friday.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

3rd Circuit Decision Opens Door for V.I. Excise Tax Resumption

A panel of federal appellate judges said the V.I. government may have taken adequate steps that would allow it to collect excise taxes in the future. The ruling came on Wednesday in the case of Reefco Services, Inc. vs. Government of the Virgin Islands. 

Police Tells Court They’ve Recovered Files Lost in 2019 Cyber Attack

V.I. Department of Justice officials recently told a federal judge they have recovered from a 2019 ransomware attack and a computer virus infection that wiped out its electronic records system.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

A New Push to Resolve Gaming Dispute Starts Monday

The contract dispute involving electronic gaming machines in the U.S. Virgin Islands enters a new phase on Monday. That’s when a federal judge has ordered the parties involved in a civil lawsuit to submit new written arguments supporting their breach of contract claims.
Nesha Christian-Hendrickson, president of the V.I. Bar Association. (Photo from Facebook)

Local Law Leader Says V.I. Voices Needed in Dialogue on Stateside Police Brutality

The head of the Virgin Islands Bar Association called on the territory’s legal community to speak out against police brutality resulting in the death of unarmed civilians on the U.S. mainland.
Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix. (File photo)

Feds, BOC Ask for Delay in Golden Grove Compliance Hearing

Federal civil rights attorneys and legal counsel for the V.I. government asked for a delay before making their next appearance in District Court on the subject of prison reform.
A recent court ruling may have a serious impact on plans for sports tourism based on horse racing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source file photo)

Video Lottery Terminals vs. Electronic Slots? No Contest, Federal Judge Says

A federal judge ruled late last week that there is no difference between electronic slot machines and video lottery terminals, changing the course of a lawsuit brought on by Southland Gaming LLC against the USVI.
St. Thomas GERS building (Source photo by Don Buchanan)

V.I. Government Challenges Order to Pay GERS Overdue Funds

The dispute over unpaid funds owed by the U.S. Virgin Islands government to the Government Employees Retirement System is bound for federal appellate court.
St. Thomas-St. John-Water Island Police Chief Ludvig Thomas signs his oath. (VIPD photo)

New Chiefs See Community Relations, Steady Hand As Priorities

St. Croix Police Chief Sydney Elskoe said he wants better relationships between his department and the community, and St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Police Chief Ludvig Thomas said he wants to provide a steady hand for those who serve the district.

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