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      Political reporter Morgan Brinlee By MORGAN BRINLEE/Special to the V.I. FREE PRESS While the Republican presidential primary may have unofficially wrapped last week when real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, the last remaining candidate in the race, secured the required number of delegates to

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp this weekend honored the memory of those who have served the Virgin Islands and United States in military service and lost their lives. “We observe Memorial Day each year to remember and to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp has delivered his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2017 ahead of the May 30th deadline with a 24.7% decrease in the structural deficit of the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget submission proposes a financial plan of $1.35 billion

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CHRISTIANSTED – One beach in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided by

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Ahh, Memorial Day! For generations of Americans, the holiday has marked the beginning of the season of sunscreen, barbecues and chlorine. It’s when you start putting sticky notes all over the guidebooks for that exotic trip abroad. And when you start tuning out at work and daydreaming about lying on a hammock with a

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MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands sued Takata Corporation and Honda Motor Company late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Recent raises for Government employees and the timely payment of 2015 tax refunds stand to provide a significant boost to the Virgin Islands’ private sector and improve our overall economic outlook, according to Government House. Last week more than $9.9 million was paid out in 2015 tax

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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency officials touted progress recently on swiftly disciplining misbehaving employees, even as they endured the wrath of lawmakers who said their efforts were still falling short. Acting EPA Deputy Administrator Stanley Meiburg told a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that the agency’s new policy

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