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         Rex Tullius DAYTONA BEACH — Four years ago, Rex Tullius was convinced it was over. He had fought for a spot on the United States Olympic swimming team, but came up agonizingly short. Twice. A decorated swimming career that spanned over a decade — including stints at Spruce Creek

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 40-year-old St. Thomas man appeared in federal court to answer charges on Tuesday that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Eugene Monsanto, Jr. heard those charges from U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being arrested

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Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health reported three new cases of the Zika virus in the territory, but none of the new cases involved a pregnant woman. According to the weekly surveillance report, there were also 15 cases of dengue in the territory,

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      Political reporter Morgan Brinlee By MORGAN BRINLEE/Special to the V.I. FREE PRESS While the Republican presidential primary may have unofficially wrapped last week when real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, the last remaining candidate in the race, secured the required number of delegates to

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp this weekend honored the memory of those who have served the Virgin Islands and United States in military service and lost their lives. “We observe Memorial Day each year to remember and to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp has delivered his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2017 ahead of the May 30th deadline with a 24.7% decrease in the structural deficit of the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget submission proposes a financial plan of $1.35 billion

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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 Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided by

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