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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp congratulated the 2018 graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands at the 54th commencement ceremony on Thursday. Families, friends and well-wishers packed the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas to witness the occasion. Mapp encouraged the graduates to consider applying for government and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) has received $13.1 million in new federal assistance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program. Governor Kenneth Mapp learned of the grant award during a phone call this week with U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp extended Mother’s Day greetings to the women of the territory, highlighting “the special place in all our hearts for the women who gave birth to us, and mothered us through childhood and beyond.” Mapp said that even women who might not have had children themselves,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites the community to learn more about the “exciting upgrades” planned for St. Thomas waterfront at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. The official groundbreaking for the Veterans Drive Improvement Project is set for 10 a.m. on the eastern end of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites and encourages St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Governor Mapp said he will

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle will kick off its 2018 summer patrol of cadet training and community outreach by making its first port stop at St. Thomas. Called ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ this three-masted barque is the largest tall ship flying the American flag and the only active

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CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said that the Charles Harwood Complex in Estate Richmond is closed today Charles Harwood will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, according to the Health Department. All Department of Health (DOH) staff that work at the Charles Harwood Complex must report to work

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MISSING MAN: MITCHEL MICHAEL,80, OF ST. LUCIA FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking  for the community’s help as police continue to search for a missing person Mitchel Michael, 80, a native of St.Lucia. Michael is a black man with brown  eyes, a dark complexion and a bald

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now we know why they call it “Hidden Valley.” Because family members of Kylon Forbes didn’t have to go far to retrieve their missing family member — he was sleeping in the backyard the whole time! Kylon was reported missing by family members in Hidden Valley after

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