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WHAT TO EXPECT: The area highlighted is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Free Press is projecting Invest 99L to pass well north of the territory. The disorganized, asymmetrical storm system was about 812 miles away

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BONEHEAD SOCIETY: Public Works Commissioner Gustav James stands to the right of Gov. Kenneth Mapp when Mapp-Potter Administration Cabinet officials were first announced. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Another prominent Mapp-Potter administration appointee has called it quits. This time it’s Public Works Commissioner Gustav James. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that

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RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME? The ultimate white elephant, Denver’s International Airport in Colorado, is being studied exhaustively by Gov. Kenneth Mapp, who believes that bigger is better, where airports are concerned. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  Is this for the birds? Or not? Gov. Kenneth Mapp says that

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the territory banned from the bond market — it has to find a way somehow to continue to make payments on $2 billion in bond debt. To that end, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has decided to order BIR Director Marvin Pickering to slap a higher

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AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. [ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from  Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and

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A nurse stands next to closed toilets at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in Estate Diamond near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center on St Croix. (PHOTO BY: Alvin Baez/Reuters) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of St. Croix, visit its public hospital.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is leading the way to modernize communications for its public safety community, according to a statement from Government House. Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced his decision today to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community, helping first responders save

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