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NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories  — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a top

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SURROUNDED BY INCOMPETENTS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp: “I know it’s too little, too late. But what do I care? The taxpayers are paying ALL of my bills for the next two years! CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson the proposed bill known as the “Virgin

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STATE OF SHOCK: Mapp paints a rosy picture of the territory’s economic prospects in his third State of the Territory address last night. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the Virgin Islands has cut spending, made its operations more efficient and created conditions allowing for significant economic growth in the

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MAPP: “I got mines paid up front. What about you? I don’t need no stinkin’ GERS!” NEW YORK — In a scathing report in its “Debtwire” column, Forbes Magazine said on Monday that the territory risks “capsizing” under its current debt load. The only difference between the U.S. Virgin Islands

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BILLABLE HOURS? DPNR Commisioner Dawn Henry is coming up with new and inventive ways to spend your tax dollars under Gov. Kenneth Mapp. As an attorney, Henry has this down to a “t’.”   CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is

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Randall “Doc” James Racetrack in St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has submitted to the Legislature his proposal to amend the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Industry Assistance Act of 2010. In his letter of transmittal to Senate President Myron Jackson, Mapp said that the 31st

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EXPECTING A FLOOD? Gov. Kenneth Mapp is in danger of being arrested by the fashion police with an electric slide neon blue suit (cut too high in case of a tsunami).  Mapp, as usual, deflected the charges. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — ‘Ceremonial’ Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter were

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UNDER FIRE FOR UNDER PERFORMANCE: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is in the hot seat this high season as thousands of Zika virus cases in Puerto Rico fail to stop tourists from going there; while territorial tourism numbers are down overall since the advent of the mosquito-borne disease here. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You

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THE MAPPSTER: Red-eyed and bushy-tailed at his inauguration in 2015 from overindulgence. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s not-so-subtle ‘war’ on Caucasian people continues … This time the “honorable” governor (who introduced legislation when he was in the Senate demanding that Senators and Governors be officially called “honorable”) is telling

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Just as a federal control board moves to steady the ship in Puerto Rico, some place very close to home appears in need of a lifeline, too — the Virgin Islands itself. The territory is grappling with some of the same forces that pushed its closest American

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