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By WESLEY J. SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist Will the real Granny Mapp please stand up! Sadly, once again we see an example of a government official verbally attacking another. This is not the first time and ceratinly not the last. However, usually we see these type of attacks during an

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday that employees of seven government agencies will receive salary increases effective January 1, 2016. Mapp said that all executive branch employees will get a pay raise once a final

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$800M DEAL DONE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Government House says that people can start looking forward to receiving their income tax refunds as early as this week as a result of the closing of the ratified operating agreement between the Virgin Islands government and Limetree Bay Terminals LLC.

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CRUZ BAY – Firefighters in St. John responded to a two-alarm blaze in Estate Enighed early Christmas morning. Two units from Zulu Company got the 911 Emergency Call at 2:26 a.m. Friday that the house at #7-7 Enighed was engulfed in flames. When firefighters arrived, they surrounded the one-story residential

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STALLING TACTICIAN: Neville James CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 31st Legislature will vote on the sale of HOVENSA oil terminal assets to Limetree Bay, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital, on Tuesday Dec. 29, a spokeswoman at Government House said late Wednesday. The Senate will have to weigh the benefits of Limetree

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STOLEN FROM BIR: 2003 Chevy Trailblazer (LGO-6)  CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix today announced that a government vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) near Sunny Isle was stolen last week and that the fence around the lot was damaged. The 911 Emergency Call

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US DOL’s Gerri Fiala WASHINGTON – The Virgin Islands is one of only two jurisdictions in the country to be formally sanctioned by the federal government for failure to meet agreed performance records in job training, the V.I. Free Press has learned. Compounding the news is the fact that the

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WILMINGTON, Del. – A federal bankruptcy judge sitting in Delaware made a ruling on the controversial sale of oil company HOVENSA on Monday, but said details of a large portion of the sale hearing could not be made public, under penalty of contempt, until the Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A kitchen explosion injured two employees at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort in St Thomas late Sunday morning, according to Government House. Firefighters were taken by the hotel’s security staff to the kitchen area where they discovered that the fire had already been

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government has issued a statement saying that employees who have direct deposit might not be able to cash their paychecks Thanksgiving week, Government House said. “As a result of the shortened work-week, the Department of Finance has been informed that the posting of the

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