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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a bid to reduce disruptions of potable water service during power blackouts, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of standby generators for all potable water pumping stations territory-wide. The approval came at the board’s monthly meeting on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Administration officials from the Department of Human Services will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Medicaid “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington D.C today, where they will continue the administration’s push for congressional action to prevent the U.S. Virgin Islands and other insular territories from falling

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FREDERIKSTED — Firefighters are again fighting a blaze at the Anguilla Landfill that began Monday morning. The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority said that an active fire began at the Anguilla Landfill at 5:30 a.m. on Monday and was extinguished at 7:30 p.m. But the fire has since reignited, according

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CHRISTIANSTED — June is the month that all attention is on men’s preventive health care. As part of a Congressional health education program, the month of June is celebrated throughout the United States as Men’s Health Month. The Virgin Islands Department of Health routinely joins in this celebration and wants

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for St. Croix’s ambulance services to be centrally located to ensure all residents have timely access to emergency medical care.  “The ambulances on St. Croix have been stationed at the Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital in Christiansted for some time now,” Gittens said. “In

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Marvin Blyden extended his heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship. Through distribution by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, the Senator awarded $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the St. Thomas/St. John District who will attend a college,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally funded innovation and research and development programs. The project and budget periods are for a

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “partial privatization” of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority may represent the best opportunity for reliable and affordable service, Senator Kenneth Gittens said Friday.  The St. Croix Senator is calling for investigative hearings on WAPA so that legislators have an opportunity to chart the best course

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ST. JOHN’S — A Caribbean airline that helps tie together the region’s many island nations has been saved from going under — at least for now — by a rescue plan led by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides

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