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WRONG AND STRONG: “I know nothing, nothing,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp will make the announcements tonight at a press conference. CHRISTIANSTED — Julio Rhymer will be named the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Nellon Bowry is retiring at OMB and Clinton Hedrington Jr., the current chief operating

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Julio Rhymer is out at WAPA! That’s the startling unconfirmed report the Virgin Islands Free Press got early today. The embattled Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO Rhymer has struggled to connect 50 percent of the territory to electricity more than three months after Hurricane Irma

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SUPERIOR TALENT: Jamaican crews have been putting their noses to the grindstone to ensure that citizens of the British Virgin Islands do not spend Christmas in the dark. In the USVI, there was a rumor today that WAPA has fired CEO Julio Rhymer because of his performance after the storms.

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WASHINGTON – Following 25 months of uninterrupted contraction, exports of goods from the Caribbean and Latin America (LAC) are back on the path to growth. After shrinking by 3.3 percent in 2016, the year-on-year growth between January and June 2017 reached 13.2 percent. Similarly, exports of services, which had already picked

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that all three beaches are on St. Thomas and are not considered safe to swim or

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SAN JUAN — Some 2,000 miles away from the path of devastation cut by hurricanes Irma and Maria, network engineers at the Rock Island Arsenal Integrated Network Operations Center (INOC) work around-the-clock to support the relief efforts of American aid workers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Operated

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BRIDGETOWN – New social media guidelines for Caribbean journalists and media practitioners were launched here yesterday, with the United Kingdom-based Public Media Alliance (PMA) warning that social media can no longer be ignored. The PMA, which is the largest global association of public service broadcasters, launched the “Social Media guidelines”

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FORT LAUDERDALE – Whether you are shipping packages for an occasion, special event or if you are shipping commercial freight to restock your inventory, Amerijet International is the shipping company of choice for many. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet’s worldwide network reaches across

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Monday night he will give the orders to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to burn 35 percent of hurricane tree and plant debris by incineration — because it will be faster and cheaper. Mapp said native hardwood trees such as mahogany trees

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies (MMES) 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS ONE). The manuscript, altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive Halophila Stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands,

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