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TAXING FOR SUCCESS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and BIR Director Marvin Pickering stand with airbnb officials after signing off on the tax agreement. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government and Airbnb signed a “groundbreaking agreement in the Caribbean” today which will allow the platform to collect

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SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT: You too can engineer your own recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with the help of a substance abuse support group you can join through the Virgin Islands Department of Health. CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Health (DOH), Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

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MANSION GLOBAL PICKS USVI: A top online property listing service said today that the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the best places in the Caribbean for United States natives to relocate for the best tax rates. The online news source also mentioned St. Lucia and the Cayman Islands as

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ALTERED STATES: Gov. Mapp: “I admire them trying to be tricky … but if you want to be truly tricky, the idea is not to get caught … trust me! Nobody talks about my $20K per month Estate Nazareth apartment any more.” CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Problems with legislation considered during

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UVI MAKING MARINE STRIDES: UVI Marine Center recently documented its 100th turtle in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project (VISTP) documented their 100th sea turtle last month, hitting a major milestone for

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FRANK BAY: This beautiful St. John beach should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to DPNR. CRUZ BAY — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR

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DRAINING THE SWAMP: President Trump is not expected to ask Congress to supplement funding for Zika virus tracking that is slated to end this summer. ATLANTA — Federal monies that have helped states and territories track the Zika virus may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk

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GOV. MAPP: “The freeness is just beginning … for me, that is!” Kenneth Mapp famously said “The freeness is over,” before Hurricane Marilyn struck during the Schneider-Mapp adminstration. As Republicans, the pair campaigned on a message that if the territory suffered a catastrophic loss … proud Virgin Islanders would not

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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BLUEBEARD’S BEACH: In St. Thomas, only one beach failed water quality testing, according to DPNR. Swimmers and fishermen are urged to avoid it, the environmental agency said.   CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the

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