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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a result of Gov. Kenneth Mapp signing Bill No. 31-0320 into law, thousands of Virgin Island government employees, from nine departments will receive their initial step increases in this week’s paychecks on May 26th. The departments that will benefit from Mapp’s largesse in the form of pay

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Bureau of Internal Revenue says it will soon offer an online option for taxpayers needing to make an Excise Tax payment. according to BIR director Marvin Pickering. Excise taxpayers can now enter their excise tax returns online and immediately pay the taxes through MasterCard or VISA, Pickering

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death near a popular shopping center and fast food restaurant early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. On Sunday, May 22, 2016 about 2:10 p.m. police responded to shots fired in the vicinity of McDonalds located

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old man told police that he was shot in the shoulder near Raphune Hill after leaving a popular St. Thomas night club early this morning. On May 21, 2016 about 5:40 a.m. police made contact with Shaki Alexander of Estate Tutu, at the Roy Lester Schneider

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The grand opening ceremony for the territory’s newest housing community, Sugar Estate Seniors Affordable Housing, was held on St. Thomas told and attended by numerous government officials. The development, located just north of the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, includes eighty apartments, a community room,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that multiple gunmen ambushed a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with a hail of gunfire as it approached Oswald Harris Court late on Thursday night. On May 19 about 11:27 p.m., officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center in regards to shots fired in

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FREDERIKSTED –The Department of Tourism will host the Frederiksted Food Truck Festival tonight featuring sumptuous culinary delights from more than 10 food operators as well as a performance from the acclaimed Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights. The festival, which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather earlier this

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CHRISTIANSTED – One beach in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Stoney Ground in Frederiksted should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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CHRISTIANSTED – A bomb hoax caused Home Depot to shoo employees and customers out of its Estate Barren Spot store in St. Croix this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Police said they received a report of a bomb threat at 7:44 a.m. and dispatched officers to the

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A plea agreement by Terminix to pay $10 million to resolve allegations it illegally sprayed a toxic pesticide that sickened and nearly killed a Delaware family vacationing in St. John continues to move forward, despite a federal judge rejecting a portion of the agreement. In March, Terminix admitted

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