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FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VISBDC) honored Gold Coast Yachts president Richard Difede with the “2018 Virgin Islands Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” according to SBA District Director Yvette Collazo and SBDC State Director John Osoinach. Collazo and Osoinach presented

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) contractors are trying to address an overflowing manhole in the Estate Nadir community that occurred on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Authority advises residents to avoid standing water in the impacted area. Additionally, the motoring public is asked to drive

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who allegedly robbed a male victim at gunpoint on Commandant Gade Thursday morning was arrested by police shortly afterwards. Arthur Greaves, 19, was arrested by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) at 2 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, grand

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in St. Thomas 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 issued today. DPNR said that Coki Point beach should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional bill H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, includes an amendment that seeks to ban cockfighting in U.S. territories — including the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett says she is opposed to the measure. Cockfighting is now banned in all

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp congratulated the 2018 graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands at the 54th commencement ceremony on Thursday. Families, friends and well-wishers packed the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas to witness the occasion. Mapp encouraged the graduates to consider applying for government and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews are still looking for a crew member of the cruise ship MSC Seaside who went overboard about eight nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas. The cruise ship was transiting from St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico when the incident occurred. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Accompanied by public and private partners, Governor Kenneth Mapp broke ground Tuesday on the much awaited Veterans Drive improvement project on St. Thomas. Over $120 million, much from already appropriated federal aid, will be spent on what is described as the “single largest road project in United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two retired nurses from Wisconsin were part of a group of nurses who went down to the Virgin Islands to assist in testing the vision and hearing of school children affected by recent hurricanes. One nurse, Jorja Doherty, worked at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Starting salaries for Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers will officially increase on May 21, 2018. Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has formally authorized Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter to adjust the base pay for police officers from $30,715 to $40,953. Police officers now making

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