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St. Croix-born jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. rides Toll Guard at Belterra July 7. (Photo by Ricky Plaskett)

Prentice Fell in Love with Riding on STX, Found Success on the Mainland

St. Croix-born jockey Euclyn “Pede” Prentice Jr. has been plugging away at his craft on tracks all across the U.S., racking up win after win – and it hasn't stopped yet.
District Judge Curtis Gomez USVI (File photo)

Judge Gomez at a Loss to Untangle WMA Management Mess

The ongoing disarray at the Waste Management Authority played out in a federal courtroom Thursday when the agency's latest director appeared in the courtroom, sitting quietly until the judge ordered him to the witness stand.

Two Dominicans Indicted for Illegally Reentering U.S.

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned separate indictments against Ezequiel Rivera Gomez, also known as Francisco Mejia, 44, and Luis Miguel Recio Fernandez, 29, alleging that they illegally reentered the United States after having been previously deported.

Ritter Sentenced for Firearm Charge

Dale Ritter, 53, of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday in District Count on one federal count of possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number, and one local count of illegal use of utility equipment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

National Campaign to Detect and Deter Human Trafficking Introduced in the V.I.

A nationwide initiative to combat human trafficking was launched Thursday in the U.S. Virgin Islands with training sessions hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Agriculture Seeking Farmers to Participate in the Harvest of the Month Program

Commissioner Carlos Robles has announced that the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division is seeking to recruit a total of 13 farmers, six in each district and one on St. John to participate in the Farm to Hospital (FTH) Program.

Fawkes Schedules 2018 General Election Early Voting

The supervisor urges the elderly, individuals with disabilities and voters who are traveling to vote during early voting to avoid lines at the polling places. People must apply before Sept. 20 for any absentee ballot that will be mailed off island.
Shamauri A. Camsel

Camsel Charged in Theft of Auto

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested 23-year-old Shamauri A. Camsel and charged him with stealing a car.

Trio Rob Estate Glynn Gas Station

The V.I. Police Department is looking for three suspects who robbed a service station at gunpoint in Estate Glynn Thursday night.

VIWMA Team Provides Update on Transfer Station and Landfill Operations Schedule

VIWMA anticipates normal operating hours will resume on Monday, Sept. 17. In the interim it is asking the public and all haulers to hold onto their waste.

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