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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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MAPP WANTS A PIMPED OUT RIDE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp wants to spend more of your tax money — and soon. Mapp will ask the Legislature for dramatic tax hikes in advance of a planned $426 million bond sale. Government House has introduced a bill for a $396

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SLEEPY-EYED EVEN UNDER SIEGE: Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — Smarting from being wrongly implicated in a 50-pound federal cocaine distribution case at the St. Thomas airport, the Mapp-Potter administration ordered septuagenarian Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to “round up the usual suspects” this weekend. “A collaborative effort between the Virgin

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