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Men Detail Ordeal of Working on STT Hurricane Recovery Program

When he took a job in January 2019 that promised great pay repairing hurricane-damaged roofs on St. Thomas, Abiel Osorio Cotto could never have dreamed how badly it would end up.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Prime Contractor in Forced Labor Lawsuit Calls for Arbitration

AECOM Caribe, a defendant with seven others in a lawsuit that alleges human trafficking and forced labor of eight workers has asked that the proceedings be stayed in favor of forced arbitration.

Celestino White Denies Allegations in Human Trafficking Lawsuit

Former V.I. Senator Celestino A. White Sr. has denied allegations against him in a lawsuit by eight men who say they were the victims of human trafficking and forced labor.

Lawsuit Claims Human Trafficking, Forced Labor in Hurricane Repair Program

Eight men allege they were victims of human trafficking and forced labor after they were recruited to perform hurricane home repairs on St. Thomas on the promise of earning $2,200 weekly, but were never paid and suffered inhumane working conditions
Cargo ship unloads containers. (Photo from Crowley Maritime website)

Appellate Judges Seek New Briefs in Reefco Case

Lawyers representing the Internal Revenue Bureau and a private firm opposing the bureau’s tax policies have until Monday, to tell a federal appeals panel if it can move forward on consideration of a case now before it.

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