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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) has provided copies of the leases requested by Senator Kenneth Gittens, but he said that “they do little to alleviate concerns about the utility’s spending and management practices.”  “I do appreciate that WAPA’s CEO eventually provided additional information on

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ATLANTA — The CDC says it’s making progress in the investigation into vaping lung injuries and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this weekend that vitamin E acetate, in combination with THC may be to blame for the national outbreak of e-cigarette lung injuries. THC is the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands took another in a series of strategic moves designed to encourage economic development under the aegis of Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.  The expanded Hotel Development Bill, No 33-0104, signed into law on October 7 allows hotel developers to channel a percentage of room revenue to finance renovating existing

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FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees approved a Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of $47.1 million in a regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday. The Board also set the Fiscal Year 2020 fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at a

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ATLANTA — A Virginia native will represent the territory in an upcoming international beauty and talent pageant. Andrea Piecuch, 25, will be up on stage as the United States Virgin Islands’ hopeful in the Miss Universe 2019 competition in Georgia. It is the 68th edition of the international beauty pageant

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department would like to remind parents, children, and guardians handing out and collecting treats to remain alert and to stay safe this Halloween.   Motorist Safety Motorists are being asked to not only drive with extreme caution but also to drive extra slow in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs chaired by Senator Steven Payne, Sr. convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and voted favorably for Bill No. 33-0126- An Act amending Title 3, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George welcomed representatives from the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI) to the territory during opening remarks at the Windward Passage Hotel St. Thomas on Tuesday. The NAGTRI Faculty of trainers are in the territory holding a four-day trial advocacy training for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. held his final swearing-in ceremony today, officially filling out his Administration’s 29-member Cabinet, which has been charged with moving forward his “transformative” agenda to stabilize the Virgin Islands government and restore public trust and to rebuild and sustain a vibrant economy. “This is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New York Times Company was forced to sue the U.S. Virgin Islands government in order to get needed documents about one of the late Jeffrey Epstein’s businesses in the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The fourth-largest newspaper in America sued USVI Lieutenant Governor

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