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Human Services Commissioner Roberts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Department of Human Services Commissioner Designee Anita Roberts received a letter from Senator Marvin Blyden yesterday notifying her that Act No. 7897 has been signed into law. Act No. 7897 is an Act making appropriations for the operations of the Government of the

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THE FIX IS IN FOR VIGL: Gov. Kenneth Mapp FREDERIKSTED — Horse racing has a storied history in the territory, but has fallen on hard times there as in other parts of the world. However, a new deal between the private company VIGL and the local government was announced recently,

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp  said that he has called the Legislature into a Special Session to take place Thursday at 2 p.m. Mapp said the Special Session is needed is needed so that the government can continue to fund its bi-weekly payroll, pay vendors and pay income tax refunds.

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Kendra Vicars CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas-St. John District, named Kendra Vicars, a Speech and AP English Language and Composition teacher at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, as its 2017 Teacher of the Year at a selection luncheon held Sunday,

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DHS Commissioner Anita Roberts shares the love CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Commissioner Designee Dr. Anita Roberts, along with more than 20 division managers of the Department of Human Services filled, the DHS conference room on Friday, October 7, 2016, for an “Afternoon of Love” and imparted words of wisdom to the

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MAPP: Out front on the environment CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has signed his proposal designed to reduce litter and protect marine life into law on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, according to a prepared statement from Government House. Bill No. 31-0379 will restrict the use of plastic shopping bags

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services, is seeking sponsors for the annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80.00 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift

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SEX OFFENDER: Daniel Eric Cove CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with failure to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders. “The frequency of the registration is determined by the tier assigned to

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ARRESTED: VITEMA’s Ethelbert Benjamin CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) operations manager has been arrested on St. Croix in connection with the rape of a 20-year-old woman, according to police. Ethelbert “Bert” C. Benjamin, Jr., 56,  of Christiansted was arrested about 9:15 a.m. on Thursday on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered outside a popular grocery store in Red Hook, St. Thomas early this morning, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Authorities removed the device — in the form of an ordinary pressure cooker — about 9:40 a.m. today in front

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