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Free tuition for Virgin Islands students, how can you argue against Act 8155? Dr. Hall seemed to outline a compelling case for providing free college tuition to any Virgin Islander who can maintain a 2.5 GPA. I say there are a number of questions that need to be answered before

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Some 417 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers in St. Thomas will be forced to go without electricity tomorrow. The customers who will lose power for at least three hours are on a portion of Feeder 7C in Estate Anna’s Retreat, according to WAPA. “During

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SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding soft, blue pieces of rubber inside the popular food. The recall comes in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and applies to the company’s Panko Chicken Nuggets that were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority governing board approved a contract extension for WAPA’s largest generating unit Unit 23 in a meeting on St. Thomas on Thursday. The extension, through March 31, allows Sulzer Turbo Services, Inc. to complete final performance and generator load testing. Unit

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CHRISTIANSTED — Limetree Bay Ventures said that it has closed a $1.25 billion financing deal to restart its refinery located in St. Croix’s south shore industrial area. The company is undertaking the project in conjunction with the tolling, supply and off-take agreements that it executed with BP Products North America in December.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees approved policies that will help implement Act No. 8155, the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program, in a special session on Wednesday. What was approved requires that financial aid be granted to residents of the Virgin Islands for post-secondary education at UVI.  The Board voted unanimously to approve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that the Cancryn Pump Station is temporarily offline due to mechanical failure. VIWMA’s contract partners and staff are working to repair and place the pump station back online since Friday. Updates on changes that may affect public health and

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CHICAGO — RxBar is recalling more than a dozen of its protein bar flavors that may pose a threat to consumers with peanut allergies. The company announced Tuesday that there may be undeclared peanuts in the following varieties with “best by” dates ranging between Jan. 14, 2019, and Oct. 19,

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FREDERIKSTED — Human Services said that people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in the territory will get them early this month. According to acting Human Service Commissioner Felicia Blyden, the Food and Nutrition Services under the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided notice to states and territories

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said on Friday that it had reached an agreement with a New York power company to improve its electric system in the territory. “The ongoing recovery effort by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority to restore, improve and modernize the

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