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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –- In a wide-ranging press conference held at Government House on St. Thomas Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he will urge the Senate to resist calls for legislation which he deems “detrimental to the territory’s fiscal health.” Mapp stressed that the territory is in dire straits, teetering on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he was briefed by officials from the National Guard Bureau on Monday in regard to improvements required within the Virgin Islands’ forces. A team led by General Joseph Lauren Lengyel, a U.S. Air Force officer now serving as the Chief of the

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula made available $103,000 for natural and cultural resource protection in the territory. “We are pleased to support Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his administration in their efforts to protect the coral reef and viability of seafood resources in the

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POINT OF NO RETURN: Gov. Kenneth Mapp points to an outdoor area in the Krause lagoon on St. Croix where Government House could be moved to as a cost-cutting measure. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  “Significant” reductions in government spending are proposed in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget submitted to the Legislature on Friday,

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