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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker has outsourced the legal work in his investigation into Exxon’s stance on global warming to a law firm specializing in high-dollar-value class action suits. That D.C.-based firm, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, has a reputation of getting huge financial rewards from its

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alexander Hamilton isn’t the only Virgin Islands connection to the U.S. Treasury Department’s newly announced changes to paper currency. Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), along with her colleague Congressman Bill Pascrell were among the first to urge U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to reconsider his decision last

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SAN JUAN — Players from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins have raised significant concerns about their upcoming series in Puerto Rico, expressing fear of exposure to the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Officials from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have not yet

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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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WASHINGTON — DCI Group, a public relations and lobbying firm, is the latest group subpoenaed in an expanding investigation by state attorneys general into the funding of climate change denial by ExxonMobil, according to court filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). ExxonMobil has now received separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two months from now the minimum wage in the territory will be nearly one dollar higher. The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but that is going to change soon. Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry said today that the new rate of $8.35 per hour goes into effect on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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FREDERIKSTED — The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” and the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center partnered together to promote hurricane preparedness during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour (CHAT) April 9-17. The purpose of CHAT is to raise hurricane awareness across the Caribbean and Latin America, and to maintain

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Teachers went out strike without warning on St. Thomas today, according to the Virgin Islands Department of Education. In light of the “unscheduled job action,” the Education Department dismissed all public schools in the St. Thomas St. John district early today. At least 300 disgruntled teachers blocked

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is studying ways to help Caribbean and Latin American countries in their fight against drug trafficking and organized crime by increasing training flights in the region, the service’s senior civilian official said recently. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who recently returned

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