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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The company that manages the territory’s two wastewater treatment plants says they are calling it quits here after the V.I. Waste Management Authority failed to pay them $5.6 million owed. Veolia Water North American Caribbean, has operated wastewater treatment plants on St. Thomas and St. Croix since

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SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A United States Senate Committee has approved the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (S. 3041), which provides an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands, for a total of 52 weeks of assistance following the disaster declarations for

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KENNY CHESNEY IN ST. JOHN  (Photo Credit: Allister Ann) CRUZ BAY — As a part-time resident of the Virgin Islands, Kenny Chesney announced that all proceeds from his new album, Songs for the Saints, will be donated to his own Love for Love City Fund dedicated to Virgin Islands disaster relief. The region is still recovering from

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THIS SATELLITE MAP SHOWS WHERE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS IN THE CARIBBEAN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advised the public of an on-going air pollution alert for dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust is continuing to cause the skies around the Virgin

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR I have been speaking out and calling for this administration to be financially accountable and transparent to the people of the Virgin Islands and its auditors for over a year, all to no avail. As a result, we continue to see, hear and

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CHRISTIANSTED — The “comprehensive upgrade” of the territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he will be traveling out of the territory on Tuesday afternoon for meetings with Arclight Capital Partners, majority owners of Limetree Bay Terminals on St. Croix, and Island Global Yachting, which operates Yacht Haven Grande and American Yacht Harbor on St. Thomas. Mapp

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Majority, led by Arturo Watlington, were up to their usual shenanigans at the first meeting of the newly-formed territorial Board of Elections on Monday. Watlington, D-St. Thomas, unlawfully presided over an illegal, illegitimate meeting that defied an order of the court, violated well-established provisions of V.I.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp recognized the Virgin Islands Filipino community in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 2018. “On this occasion, we recognize those of Filipino descent who call the U.S. Virgin Islands their home,” Governor Mapp said. “We thank them

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Finance Department to release more than $30 million to pay AECOM for performing work on the Emergency Home Repair VI program, which is repairing thousands of damaged homes across the territory. Of the total amount released, a check for

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