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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS) Commissioner Felecia L. Blyden announced Friday that the department is the recipient of a $11.5 million grant award from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). VIDHS was successful in its grant

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BRIDGETOWN — This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations. Earth Day’s theme this year, “End Plastic Pollution,” is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas 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 Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two modular units have arrived on St. Thomas and two units will soon arrive on St. Croix as temporary office space for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Offices in each district were significantly damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On St. Thomas, one of the modular units

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FREDERIKSTED — People are boiling hot about the high price of eggs on St. Croix, according to social media. Some people said businesses were “price gouging” while others speculated that the eggs were made of gold! A person in the Facebook group “What’s Happening St. Croix” took a before-and-after picture of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that “a wide variety of new career opportunities within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands are now available to the public.” Job openings include positions in accounting, education, law enforcement and engineering. “Through the tireless and strategic efforts of Governor Kenneth Mapp and the assistance of our federal partners, we

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Acting Governor Osbert Potter vetoed legislation Tuesday that is in conflict with federal laws established to protect the voting rights of overseas military personnel. Potter vetoed Bill No. 32-0189, which changes timelines for the filing of nomination papers with the Board of Elections, as well as reprograms funding for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that Governor Kenneth Mapp left to go Puerto Rico today. Sandra Goomansingh, the official spokeswoman for Mapp, said today that the reason for the visit was “a personal trip.” In Mapp’s absence, Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will serve as Acting Governor through Thursday, April

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ATLANTA –– U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that she continues to put the word out that the territory is open for business. Addressing a broad range of consumers and industry stakeholders over the past week in Atlanta, Chicago and New York, Commissioner Nicholson-Doty thanked partners for their support

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