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GUEST OP-ED PIECE By Soraya Diase Coffelt Candidate for Governor On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent

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STORMY WEATHER: The skies threatened on St. Croix for two days but never produced much moisture. Here is a picture from taken on Miracle Mile in Estate Golden Rock on Tuesday. CHRISTIANSTED — If you thought that the skies above St. Croix looked a little more gray than normal on

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FREDERIKSTED — No, no, no and a bottle of rum! Rum peddling pirate Captain Morgan is forcing a rival to walk the plank — successfully winning a lawsuit against a suspiciously similar buccaneer-branded booze called Admiral Nelson for trademark infringement. Canada’s federal court ruled June 12 that consumers could easily

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Bret is expected to weaken as it moves across the region today while a second, larger system rolling across the Gulf of Mexico appears to be intensifying. As of 8 a.m. today Bret was located about 20 miles east of Margarita Island, a popular tourist resort

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SAN JUAN — The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee that oversees Puerto Rico on Thursday said the bankrupt island’s federal oversight board was dragging its feet on approving a $9 billion power utility restructuring. Utah Republican Rob Bishop, who chairs the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, said the

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NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried to resolve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all the rest in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified and

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WHITE ELEPHANT: UVI’s Gillian Marcelle is in New York City trying to draw attention to the few advantages of the empty Research and Technology Park in St. Croix. NEW YORK — The University of the Virgin Islands is beating the bush in the Big Apple trying to attract attention to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One electrical supply distribution company is leading all the rest in the region — Electrical Conductors, LLC. Founded in 2005 and well-established by 2012, Electrical Conductors, LLC is one of the fastest growing electrical distributors serving the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Their team highly-qualified and

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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