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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Department of Agriculture said today that Bill Number 32-0062, “The Community and Heritage Tree Law of the Virgin Islands” was signed into law January 6th, 2019. “This law protects all public trees, which are those within the right-of-way of public roads and on publicly owned land,”

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CHRISTIANSTED — Some 80 Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority customers are scheduled to lose power tomorrow. According to a WAPA alert, customers in Strawberry and Limetree will have no electricity between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The “service interruption” is needed so contractor crews can “perform permanent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It was a busy day for St. Thomas’ cruise ship port on Tuesday. Some 22,400 passengers on six ships were visiting the capital city: Carnival Glory, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity, MSC Seaside, Royal Princess and Symphony of the Seas. Meanwhile, the Serenade of the Seas was berthed

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CHRISTIANSTED — All tips regarding the following cold cases will be forwarded to the Virgin Islands Police Department’s federal partnersS for follow-up. Crime Stoppers USVI will pay double reward moneyS for information on cold cases leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these heinous acts. ● In 2008, on St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Joe Boschulte, a businessman and tourism specialist, has been nominated as Commissioner for the Department of Tourism. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. appointed Boschulte to lead the Territory’s major economic driver at a press conference on Tuesday. Boschulte brings to the tourism department vast experience in business

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors has selected Damian Cartwright to serve as VIPA’s Acting Executive Director. David W. Mapp, Sr. retired as the agency’s Executive Director on January 31 after 32 years of service at VIPA. Cartwright, who resides on St. Croix, is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeards beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on St. Thomas had

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Labor Commissioner Designee Gary Molloy, said that VIDOL is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program. Now in its thirtieth (30th) year, the LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in

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Free tuition for Virgin Islands students, how can you argue against Act 8155? Dr. Hall seemed to outline a compelling case for providing free college tuition to any Virgin Islander who can maintain a 2.5 GPA. I say there are a number of questions that need to be answered before

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