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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has formally approved an agreement with Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC to resume oil refining operations on St. Croix. The landmark agreement, ratified by the 32nd Legislature on July 25 as Bill No. 32-0246, is expected to create an estimated 1,300 construction jobs and as many as

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BUSTED! Virgin Islands Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration personnel arrest Reynaldo Lerburds at the to the Red Hook ferry terminal in St. Thomas on April 18. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his involvement in a cocaine shipment to St. John

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman is crying foul today after a crew from Emergency Home Repairs V.I. allegedly broke into her home rather than repair it. The woman told authorities that she allowed Emergency Home Repairs V.I. (EHRVI) into her home in Estate Little Princess and when the crew

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s press conference at Government House on Monday morning “played like a bad joke at the expense of the Virgin Islands people,” Senator Janette Millin Young said. “The governor is not being honest,” Millin Young said. “He is trying to lead the people of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has ordered that the minimum wage of all Executive Branch employees be raised to $13 per hour and for the base salaries of teachers, social workers and other vital government workers to be significantly increased in order to retain and recruit a robust workforce.

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CRUZ BAY — A man who went missing from St. Croix on Tuesday morning has been found safe and sound on the island of St. John. Police said 57-year-old Timothy Howard, who struggles with dementia, was spotted about 5 p.m. Saturday in St. John. The Virgin Island Police Department said

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FOOLED AND BEGUILED: Senator Janette Millen-Young says Gov. Kenneth Mapp pulled a fast one on the Legislature. Senators voted 9-5 to approve the Limetree Bay refinery deal. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Shortly after midnight last Thursday morning, nine members of the 32nd Legislature approved the governor’s multi-million-dollar plan to give Limetree

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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PAYDAY LOAN? Senators voted 9-5 to approve the Limetree Bay refinery deal on Wednesday. Critics say the tax concessions granted by the government were not needed for the oil storage terminal company ArcLight Capital Partners to transition the property into a refinery. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked the members

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OBITUARY NOTICE: HILLARY HODGE SR. ON ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has extended condolences to the family and friends of Hillary Hodge Sr., whom he called “one of the territory’s most notable photographers.” Hodge spent many years working as a photojournalist and was a much beloved community

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