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After a costly, court-ordered two-year pause on excise tax collections by the U.S. Virgin Islands, due to it being applied only on imported goods, starting on Jan. 1, the tax will be imposed on goods manufactured in the Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands District Court will hear next week a legal challenge arguing that incarcerated prisoners in the U.S. Virgin Islands should receive coronavirus stimulus checks from the federal government.
The former head of the Casino Control Commission is asking a federal judge to free her from prison, where she is serving a 24-month sentence.
A federal magistrate ordered a St. Thomas resident who is accused of operating a brothel into detention on Wednesday, pending further court action.
A 2019 sting operation by federal authorities led to a plea deal on Oct. 14 in St. Croix District Court in which Rashead Gerard admitted he answered an online ad from an agent posing as the father of a 14-year-old girl.
A former officer of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and two other men all pleaded guilty in three separate cases in St. Thomas District Court recently, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert.
John Michael Burgos, the man who was apprehended in February during a foot chase through Estate Tutu has pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges.
Khaliem Tang-Yuk, a 27-year-old from Puerto Rico, was arrested Saturday after police found ammunition in his bag during a security search at the Cyril E. King Airport.
A lawyer representing the V.I. government asked a federal judge to waive penalties and interest owed to GERS. During a Tuesday morning hearing in District Court, the judge said the law does not allow him to do so.
One and one-quarter years after the top brass at the Virgin Islands Police Department cleared a hurdle towards successfully meeting the terms of a federal consent decree, they learned Wednesday how close they are to losing all they’ve worked for.
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