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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Recent raises for Government employees and the timely payment of 2015 tax refunds stand to provide a significant boost to the Virgin Islands’ private sector and improve our overall economic outlook, according to Government House. Last week more than $9.9 million was paid out in 2015 tax

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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency officials touted progress recently on swiftly disciplining misbehaving employees, even as they endured the wrath of lawmakers who said their efforts were still falling short. Acting EPA Deputy Administrator Stanley Meiburg told a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing that the agency’s new policy

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CHRISTIANSTED — Smokers can expect to pay a little more for their cigarettes of choice starting next month because of an increase in the excise tax on tobacco products, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. BIR Director Marvin Pickering said the increases on the excise tax rates for cigarettes,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also continues to pick

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CHRISTIANSTED –Donald Trump is counting eight delegates from the Virgin Islands as his own, putting him within 68 delegates of clinching the Republican nomination for president. State G.O.P. Chairman John Canegata  of St. Croix is one of those Trump delegates. Canegata says eight of the territory’s nine delegates have pledged

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker withdrew a subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute think tank that he was investigating as a part of a deeper look into what Exxon Mobil knew about climate change. Walker filed a notice of termination in the D.C. Superior Court for the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As a result of Gov. Kenneth Mapp signing Bill No. 31-0320 into law, thousands of Virgin Island government employees, from nine departments will receive their initial step increases in this week’s paychecks on May 26th. The departments that will benefit from Mapp’s largesse in the form of pay

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FREDERIKSTED –The Department of Tourism will host the Frederiksted Food Truck Festival tonight featuring sumptuous culinary delights from more than 10 food operators as well as a performance from the acclaimed Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights. The festival, which had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather earlier this

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CHRISTIANSTED – One beach in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and is not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said Friday afternoon that Stoney Ground in Frederiksted should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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WILMINGTON, Del. — A plea agreement by Terminix to pay $10 million to resolve allegations it illegally sprayed a toxic pesticide that sickened and nearly killed a Delaware family vacationing in St. John continues to move forward, despite a federal judge rejecting a portion of the agreement. In March, Terminix admitted

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