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DON’T LOOK AT ME! Gov. Kenneth Mapp seems frightened by the allegations of rape that have been cast on the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) armory at the press conference in Government House today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Accompanied by local and federal officers of the United States Army National Guard,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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BONEHEAD SOCIETY: Public Works Commissioner Gustav James stands to the right of Gov. Kenneth Mapp when Mapp-Potter Administration Cabinet officials were first announced. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Another prominent Mapp-Potter administration appointee has called it quits. This time it’s Public Works Commissioner Gustav James. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he has

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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FREE TO FATALLY SHOOT HER NEXT BOYFRIEND IN THE BACK AS WELL: Vanessa Jackson is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent with friends in high places … or at least high enough in the territory … as her friend Claude Walker has decided to suspend all charges against her.

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that he wants

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the territory banned from the bond market — it has to find a way somehow to continue to make payments on $2 billion in bond debt. To that end, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has decided to order BIR Director Marvin Pickering to slap a higher room tax

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A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital. Pipes underneath

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is leading the way to modernize communications for its public safety community, according to a statement from Government House. Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced his decision today to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community, helping first responders save lives and

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