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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As part of their continuing efforts to help the territories recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) announced they are collaborating to complete a municipal solid waste study of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A third suspect in the 1st Stop Gas Station shooting of a local marshal in Estate Thomas has turned himself in to police without incident. James “Gogettah” Nathaniel, 22, of St. Thomas turned himself in to the Richard N. Callwood Command about 11:32 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that about 4,100 customers will experience a two-hour power outage beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday. WAPA said its crews will be working in the Fort Mylner area to “reconfigure” the “electrical load on two feeders.” The affected areas

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WASHINGTON —  The global law firm Jones Day announced that former U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe has joined the Firm’s Washington Office as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Practice.  Sharpe comes to Jones Day after serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2009 through 2017. He

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — By a vote of 9 to 6, a majority of Virgin Islands senators voted to oust current Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens today. The new Senate President is St. Croix Senator Novelle Francis, Jr. and his Vice President is the 32nd Legislature’s Senate President Myron Jackson of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Twenty-one cabinet and judicial appointments were approved by the 33rd Legislature of the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, Senate President Kenneth Gittens said. An appointment to the Virgin Islands Port Authority Governing Board was also confirmed. Each nominee was vetted by the Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary before being

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has announced St. Croix native and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) special agent Trevor Velinor as Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD.) A 29-year veteran of ATF, Velinor served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Columbus

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SAN JUAN — A consumer activist group released a report Tuesday outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm season. The report

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas McDonald’s employee was arrested by police and charged for his alleged role in an armed robbery two months ago. DeQuan C. Solis, 20, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree robbery (aiding and abetting), the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Solis had

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senate President Kenneth Gittens is asking residents to join him this week in saluting our law enforcement community in recognition of National Police Week which is observed this year May 12-18. Senator Gittens, who worked for more than 20 years in law enforcement, is encouraging residents to show appreciation to

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