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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The only licensed nursing home in the territory has filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a last-ditch effort to prevent the agency from shuttering the facility and moving residents to mainland facilities. Sea View Nursing Home in St. Thomas filed the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government employees can expect to see long-anticipated pay increases in this week’s payroll checks. Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter said on Tuesday that the first set of government employees would see the pay hikes soon. “I am elated to see these raises going into effect,” Director

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it has received several reports of  Internet and telephone scams occurring within the territory. The Internet Scam is described as follows: The scammer, acting as an agent for a company, posts a job vacancy or an investment opportunity on the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One beach on St. Thomas has failed water in 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 Sapphire Bay beach on St. Thomas should be avoided by swimmers

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WASHINGTON, DC– Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett congratulates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her definitive win in the New York Democratic Primary Tuesday and encourages the territory’s local delegates to the Democratic National Convention to support Clinton as the party’s nominee. Plaskett, who is also a super delegate

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker has outsourced the legal work in his investigation into Exxon’s stance on global warming to a law firm specializing in high-dollar-value class action suits. That D.C.-based firm, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, has a reputation of getting huge financial rewards from its

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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WASHINGTON — DCI Group, a public relations and lobbying firm, is the latest group subpoenaed in an expanding investigation by state attorneys general into the funding of climate change denial by ExxonMobil, according to court filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). ExxonMobil has now received separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two months from now the minimum wage in the territory will be nearly one dollar higher. The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but that is going to change soon. Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry said today that the new rate of $8.35 per hour goes into effect on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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