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CHRISTIANSTED — In an effort to “fast track” horse racing in the territory and provide clarity to all parties on the prevailing issues, Governor Bryan convened a meeting Friday with VIGL Racing Operations, the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Horse Racing Commission and representatives of both the St. Croix and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said her St. Thomas office will kick off a two-day training session for HUD Community Development and Block Grant – Disaster Recovery grantees, sub-grantees and contractors, and law enforcement agencies on Thursday. The training is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S

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CHRISTIANSTED — In the span of 14 days in September 2017, two major hurricanes — Irma and Maria — struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico estimated repairs will cost $132 billion. The USVI estimated $10.7 billion. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified about the Federal

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Chisholm, together with Senior Litigation Counsel Howard Stewart of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Environmental Crimes Section, were awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service today at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Building. Chisholm, a 28-year

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WASHINGTON — The USDA has identified three major supermarket chains, including some in the territory, that received part of more than 11 million pounds of recalled Tyson chicken strips. Eleven brands and several flavors are involved.  Three people have reported injuries from metal pieces in the products. To view all

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The people of the territory paid tribute to the “fortitude and perseverance of enslaved Africans in the former Danish West Indies on the 171st anniversary of the abolition of slavery” on Wednesday.  Emancipation Day activities will be followed by the commemoration of the Declaration of Independence of the thirteen colonies, now the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens has extended greetings to residents ahead of this week’s Emancipation Day and Independence Day commemorations. “It is my hope everyone remembers the significance of these holidays and the sacrifices made to achieve them as they enjoy attending one of this week’s special events or spending

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers approved a bill that would ban the sale of sunscreens with ingredients that environmentalists say are harming the ocean. The Virgin Islands Legislature on Monday unanimously passed bill number 33-0043, which bans the sale, distribution and import of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Environmentalists welcomed the

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TORONTO — The Bank of Nova Scotia is unloading its operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at a loss as the bank continues to shrink its sprawling global footprint. OFG Bancorp says it is acquiring the Toronto-based bank’s Puerto Rico operation for $550 million in cash, and

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued a condolence statement today on the death of Vashti Hewitt Mapp, mother of former Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp. She was 90. “We are saddened by the passing of Mrs. Vashti Hewitt Mapp and extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolence to the

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