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HEALTHY, HAPPY BABIES: A child in Winston-Salem, North Carolina relishes playing with a toy stroller as part of the national Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Maternal Child Health & Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Eight people have graduated from the Department of Health’s (DOH) Virgin Islands Nurse-Family

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MEETING OF THE MINDS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he was able to secure $704,000 from the federal government to improve the infrastructure of the territory. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula and other officials met with Gov. Kenneth Mapp to discuss issues facing

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GIFT OF GAB: Gov. Kenneth Mapp was careful not to mention violent crime spiraling out of control in the territory nor the number of people fleeing the Virgin Islands due to a lack of meaningful employment and entertainment options. SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Political status, the minimum wage, economic opportunities and St.

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS – PART FIVE By JOHN F. McCARTHY V.I. Free Press Reporter To take over Jeffrey Prosser’s Innovative Communications Corporation (ICC) the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (RTFC/CFC) needed a rogue operator who could hold public hearings on all three Virgin Islands

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FINAL RESPECTS: Flags in the territory will fly at half-staff in tribute to the life of former Senate President Bingley Richardson, Sr., (left) according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. And Acting Gov. Osbert Potter declared Wednesday that June 10, 2017 is “Bingley Richardson Sr. Day” in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE —

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DOH MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Tai Camille Hunte-Ceasar has been hired by the Health Department. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The V.I. Department of Health said today that it has hired a new medical director. Dr. Tai Camille Hunte- Ceasar, a native of St. Thomas, has secured the position, Health Commissioner Michelle Davis

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PRECIOUS PIPES: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will hit all the right notes in a performance that is sure to amaze and entertain you at Emancipation Garden tomorrow. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A free Spring Concert will take place at Emancipation Garden in St. Thomas on Wednesday. The

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HONOR GUARD: Gov. Kenneth Mapp and proud Virgin Islands military veterans stand at attention during ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day in St. Thomas on Monday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In remarks at Memorial Day ceremonies on St. John, and during Monday’s official ceremony on St. Thomas, Gov. Kenneth

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MASTS AT HALF STAFF: Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the family of former Senate President Bingley Richardson Sr. Richardson was a boat captain and native of St. Thomas who was elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He gave former Sen. Adlah

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HURRY DOG EAT RAW MEAT: ICC Interim Manager Byron Smyl of Alvarez and Marsal in Miami allegedly lobbied for a $14 million “telephone switch” for St. Martin Cellular just before the company was scheduled to go out of business. The loan was approved for St. Croix’s VITELCO, because it had

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