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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) will join other fire departments around the nation in observing Fire Prevention Week, October 7 to 13. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association since 1922, the purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the risks posed by fires and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs an Culture chaired by Sen. Janelle Sarauw, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, to vote and approve Bill No. 32-0193-An Act to honor and commend the Honorable Judge Eileen R. Peterson for her service to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Affairs, Veterans, Energy & Environmental Protection, chaired by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, met on Wednesday. The committee sought to take testimony to amend the plastic bag ban to include disposable plastic straws and other measures. Amendment No. 32-740 for Bill No. 32-0220, an Act

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has approved the $1.32 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Government of the United States Virgin Islands. The budget was submitted to the 32nd Legislature on May 30, 2018 and Senators acted to approve it on September 19th. The Governor notified

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In what was described as a “another major milestone” in the territory’s recovery from last year’s devastating hurricanes, Governor Kenneth Mapp said this week that an agreement had been reached to assist in the reopening of Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Virgin Islanders who lost their jobs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance, Government House said. U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law on Friday, following the approval of

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BLUEBEARD’S BEACH NEAR THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL FAILED WATER QUALITY TESTING DPNR SAID     CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that

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CHINESE SNORKELER GUOQIANG WANG DIED TODAY IN ST. JOHN, THE VIPD SAID CRUZ BAY –– A Chinese tourist died while snorkeling in St. John today, authorities said. On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at approximately 12:53 p.m., Central Dispatch received a call of an unresponsive male at Trunk Bay, St. John,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp said he has approved operating expenses for the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) and additional funding for vendors. Bill No. 32-0290 appropriates $25.4 million from the General Fund to the VIWMA for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, which includes $4 million for vendor

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    CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas man were indicted by a federal grand jury on robbery, conspiracy and illegal gun charges — two men with money laundering charges. On September 9, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against Paul Girard, 30, Shaquan Prentice, 33, and

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