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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the department will close its Mars Hill offices at 12:00 p.m. today. DPNR said that it is undergoing a Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) “potable water problem” at its office in Frederiksted. Commissioner Dawn Henry said that

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CHRISTIANSTED – The seventh of seven Venezuelans admitted in federal court that he helped bring 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Roman Jose Aguilera Gig, 39, of Venezuela, pled guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. John man was charged Monday by federal authorities with trying to smuggle four illegal migrants into the territory. Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, was arrested Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing aliens into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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OVERSIGHT BOARD: Two members of Puerto Rico’s PROMESA federal government oversight board. SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Young men ages 18 through 25 in St. Thomas are at risk of losing key benefits that are tied to registering with the Selective Service System (SSS) because they fail to register in time. Each year hundreds of men in lose benefits for life because they fail

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WANTED FOR PRISON ESCAPE: PAUL “BOGUS” GIRARD ON ST. CROIX … CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS … DO NOT APPROACH! FREDERIKSTED — Crime Stoppers USVI said tonight it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture and arrest of accused armed robber Paul “Bogus”Girard. Girard, 30, of Estate Strawberry is wanted for escaping from the

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DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix

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BRIDGETOWN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme from countries in the region. The scheme had categorized most of the Caribbean territories as having active Zika virus transmission. This removal of the mosquito borne virus by the WHO comes on the heels of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has called the 32ndLegislature into Special Session on October 26th to consider his proposal to provide free college tuition to Virgin Islanders. Mapp said he submitted the free tuition plan to the Legislature five weeks ago. “The President of the University has indicated that any further

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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