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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first batch of 2015 income tax refunds have been transmitted to the Department of Finance for processing this week, according to a written statement from Government House. At least $10 million in refunds will be paid out, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Internal Revenue Director Marvin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the recent approval to appropriate $8.1 million to pay down the amount owed to the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) by the Juan F. Luis Hospital and the Schneider Regional Medical Center, Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Valdamier Collens, said that the department

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  CRUZ BAY — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Thursday that his Administration remains committed to establishing after school and other programs for St. John’s youth. The governor and staff toured the shuttered Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay, where plans are now underway to develop it as a multi-purpose community

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker is under fire in the national news from conservative groups who argue that he is “targeting” conservative and libertarian organizations for their political beliefs on climate change. Dozens of groups claim that Walker’s subpoena, first issued in March, unfairly seeks to penalize them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he is working together with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to bring healthcare for local veterans to the territory’s two hospitals. The goal is to relocate our two vets clinics to Juan F. Luis Hospital and Roy L. Schneider

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government employees can expect to see long-anticipated pay increases in this week’s payroll checks. Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter said on Tuesday that the first set of government employees would see the pay hikes soon. “I am elated to see these raises going into effect,” Director

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp expressed strong concerns to congressional leaders about proposed changes in the language in the Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill released last week by the House Natural Resources Committee. The legislation, if enacted, is likely to adversely affect the ability of the Virgin Islands to access

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CHRISTIANSTED — VIGL Operations, LLC has been trying to obtain a Level 4 casino license for its Caravelle Hotel, which is to be opened in St Croix, US Virgin Islands. There are quite a few stipulations for obtaining a Level 4 casino license in the Christiansted and Frederiskted Enterprise Zones,

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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