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SHOT DEAD: Ofc. Lesha Lammy CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp held a joint press conference with Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to announce that two off-duty police officers had been shot to death on a Frederiksted beach on Thursday afternoon. The bodies of 30-year-old Lesha Lammy and 28-year-old Kai

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health (DOH) reports 14 new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the territory is now 79 — 20 cases on St. Croix, 58 cases on St. Thomas, and one on

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     WAPA’s facility on St. Thomas NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands is moving ever so much closer towards junk bond status, according to Bloomberg News. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), the territory’s only utility option, had the credit rating on its most secure debt cut

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MAPP: PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been named to the National Governor’s Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee this week, the association said. Meanwhile, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was appointed chairman of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At the opening of a two day Caribbean Homeland Security Conference and Training Event, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’d like to see more of a focus on being able to secure borders in the territory and Puerto Rico. Addressing an audience that included U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Making it official that he is the unofficial gun violence problem czar of the territory, the No. 2 man at Government House went to the national media on Tuesday and announced that the Virgin Islands is undergoing a worrying uptick in gun violence. Citing police statistics, acting

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Gov. Mapp receiving “prestigious” AME award PHILADELPHIA — The 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference and Bicentennial Celebration of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is being held in the church’s birthplace, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 3, 2016 – July 13, 2016 at the Marriott Philadelphia and Gov. Kenneth Mapp

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PEEVED AT HONDA: AG Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker has sent a scorching letter to a Chicago attorney representing Honda, saying that the carmaker’s “shortcomings” in repairing faulty airbags are “treacherous and unacceptable.” The letter, sent to Chicago attorney Eric Mattson, shared Walker’s concerns over the fact that a St.

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle Davis met with protesting Emergency Medical Service technicians as they held an impromptu job action in front of the Charles Harwood Hospital in Estate Richmond on Thursday afternoon. The EMS job action was broadcast live via Facebook and shared with

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  Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Department of Labor has sanctioned the local labor department $17,298.21 for repeated failures to provide job training for youth and adults, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The exclusive information, which is contained in four letters and one memorandum  obtained exclusively

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