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EASY RIDING: Scott Free Road on St. Thomas (orange plastic barriers present) and other roads across the territory are in the process of being restored. Roads such as Mandahl Bay Road (above) have already been repaired after sustaining significant hurricane damage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Not only did Arturo Watlington call an illegitimate and illegal Board of Elections meeting in which to nobody’s surprise he was elected chairman, but games were played to keep Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams from participating, voting and objecting to irregularities. The conferencing connection used by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE: Arturo Watlington had no authority to call or preside over today’s purported meeting of the Board of Elections. Here are the facts: FACT: Watlington was secretary, not chairman of the now-former Board of Elections. There is no provision of V.I. law allowing the secretary to act as chairman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nomination and election of Arturo Watlington as chairman of the V.I. Board of Elections was illegitimate and illegal, according to the minority caucus leader. Under V.I. law, an “official action” of the Board of Elections can only be taken at a meeting called by the “chairman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three beaches in 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 released today. DPNR said that Bluebeards (Lime Tree Bay), Coki Point and Vessup Bay beaches should be avoided by

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ST. JOHN’S — Antigua and Barbuda is “losing all hope” of a financial settlement in a long-running dispute with the United States and it may ask the head of the World Trade Organization to mediate, Antiguan ambassador Ronald Sanders told the WTO on Friday. The United States responded by accusing

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ST. JOHN’S — This weekend, we spotlight on a Caribbean dish that is most popular in Antigua & Barbuda. Here’s the recipe for the unusual but delicious combination of Fungie and Saltfish Buljolde. INGREDIENTS For the Fungie 12 okra ½ lb cassava flour (tapioca flour), or corn flour 3 cups

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DALLAS — Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas

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CHRISTIANSTED — This drink has been a force on the St. Croix scene for donkey years. Visit the homes of any Virgin Islands families especially during the holiday season and you will be sure to find a pitcher or two of this chilled, crimson-colored drink sitting pretty. Popularly known as

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres

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