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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp recognized the Virgin Islands Filipino community in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 2018. “On this occasion, we recognize those of Filipino descent who call the U.S. Virgin Islands their home,” Governor Mapp said. “We thank them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Finance Department to release more than $30 million to pay AECOM for performing work on the Emergency Home Repair VI program, which is repairing thousands of damaged homes across the territory. Of the total amount released, a check for

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker issued a binding legal opinion Monday after Board of Elections Minority Leader Jevon O.A. Williams requested an emergency legal opinion ahead of its first meeting this morning. Walker’s legal opinion clarified the new, territory-wide Board of Elections must “revisit all decisions”

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker has been asked to give an emergency legal opinion ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Elections meeting. Board of Elections member Jevon Williams, the Minority Caucus leader, requested the emergency legal opinion in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the defunct district

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: DEQUAN J.J. FORDE: He was also arrested in February FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix men were arrested after a being stopped at a traffic checkpoint on Saturday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, authorities said. According to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) ,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has nominated four people to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Dr. Laura Palminteri, Henry Schjang, Ian Samuel and Ronald Phillips to the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission. Once approved by the Legislature, Schjang and Phillips will join the board in the St. Croix

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WATER BAY: This beach on St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to DPNR. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four beaches in 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

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FREDERIKSTED — The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) of the U.S. Virgin Islands said Friday that it has value and contributes to the territory. The RT Park building on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus was largely destroyed by Hurricane Maria. The report, titled “The Value

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — There is only one Virgin Islands Board of Elections, the V.I. Supreme Court has ruled. In an opinion released Friday, Chief Justice Rhys Hodge and Associate Justices Ive Swan and Maria Cabret upheld a May 10 ruling by V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois dealing with the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp was being threatened by a brush fire on Thursday night. As these dramatic photos show, taken by a Virgin Islands Free Press staffer, the flames were blazing for 20 minutes to a half hour before the Virgin Islands Fire Services arrived

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