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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that a nine-member administrative team in the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) has been recognized for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In September of 2017, the VI-USAO became the only USAO to encounter two Category 5

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) are teaming up to help people prepare their federal income tax returns. BIR Director nominee Joel Lee and UVI Accounting Chair Aubrey Washington said UVI accounting students will provide tax help to the community.

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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Department of Agriculture said today that Bill Number 32-0062, “The Community and Heritage Tree Law of the Virgin Islands” was signed into law January 6th, 2019. “This law protects all public trees, which are those within the right-of-way of public roads and on publicly owned land,”

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Agrifest 2019 Set for Feb. 16-18: “VI Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019” The public is invited to attend the 48th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands from Feb. 16-18 at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, Estate Lower Love on St. Croix.  The theme is “VI Agriculture: Still Growing

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CHRISTIANSTED — All tips regarding the following cold cases will be forwarded to the Virgin Islands Police Department’s federal partnersS for follow-up. Crime Stoppers USVI will pay double reward moneyS for information on cold cases leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for these heinous acts. ● In 2008, on St.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Monday announced Shikima Jones as Administrator to the island of St. John completing the Bryan-Roach administration’s team of island administrators. Jones, a St. John resident and longtime advocate for youth is a former acting administrator of parks and recreation with the Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Joe Boschulte, a businessman and tourism specialist, has been nominated as Commissioner for the Department of Tourism. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. appointed Boschulte to lead the Territory’s major economic driver at a press conference on Tuesday. Boschulte brings to the tourism department vast experience in business

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors has selected Damian Cartwright to serve as VIPA’s Acting Executive Director. David W. Mapp, Sr. retired as the agency’s Executive Director on January 31 after 32 years of service at VIPA. Cartwright, who resides on St. Croix, is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards 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 Bluebeards beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on St. Thomas had

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