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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) has received $13.1 million in new federal assistance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program. Governor Kenneth Mapp learned of the grant award during a phone call this week with U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams has accepted an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Elections. The appointment was pursuant to V.I. elections law. “We must take back our most fundamental right as citizens,” said Williams. “For too long, elections in our island

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CRUZ BAY – The island of St. John will soon be able to generate its own electricity, Governor Kenneth Mapp assured residents on Tuesday. Power generation units are now en route to St. John and a supplemental solar field system has already been approved. “Ultimately, you are going to be disconnected

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GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter (incumbents) Independent Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt and Dwight Nicholson Independent Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen Independent Janette Millin Young and Edgar Bengoa Independent Moleto Smith Jr. and Hubert Lorenzo Frederick Independent Positive Nelson and Gary Udhwani

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved legislation calling for further regulation of billboards. Mapp said on Tuesday that he agreed with the intent of the legislation, which includes provisions to increase restrictions for billboards on public highways. However, the governor noted in his letter to Senate President

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) tried its best to keep a running count of where the power was on and off for Mother’s Day on St. Croix and St. Thomas. At first, WAPA only had the power off on St. Croix when a car

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CHRISTIANSTED — Timed to be heard on radio just before Mother’s Day arrived, gubernatorial candidate Warren Mosler is questioning how Gov. Kenneth Mapp can claim to honor our “mothers and fathers” while at the same time stealing “their retirement funds.” In the radio spot No. 9 heard on WJKC Communications

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp extended Mother’s Day greetings to the women of the territory, highlighting “the special place in all our hearts for the women who gave birth to us, and mothered us through childhood and beyond.” Mapp said that even women who might not have had children themselves,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he invites the community to learn more about the “exciting upgrades” planned for St. Thomas waterfront at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. The official groundbreaking for the Veterans Drive Improvement Project is set for 10 a.m. on the eastern end of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas boat captain and four illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic were in federal court on Thursday to hear the charges against them. Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St. Thomas, Glenys Gruz-Calcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael Morales-Osoria,

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