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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. issued the following statement today on the proposed use of a one-time $39 million Medicaid reimbursement to the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands:“The Bryan-Roach Administration has made its priorities clear to the public and will continue its work toward those priorities.” “Since taking

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it is inviting the public to participate in a free safe boating exposition this weekend. DPNR’s Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will be hosting a Safe Boating Expo at the Gallows Bay fisherman’s boat ramp on St. Croix from 10 a.m. to 3

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MIAMI — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. will lead the territory’s delegation at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Florida this week. Governor Bryan will hold high-level discussions with leaders from the travel and tourism sector and the international investment community at the Miami summit from today to Thursday.

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CORAL BAY — Daryl A. George, Director of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, said he was pleased to announce the “soft opening” of the Coral Bay Fire Station in St. John on Thursday. The reopening of the station comes more than a year since it closed due to damages sustained

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CRUZ BAY – With the help of local businesses, volunteers and St. John Administrator Shikima Jones, non-profit group Island Green Living Association shipped at least 400,000 crushed cans off-island for recycling on Saturday. At least 40 volunteers and 350 volunteer hours went towards the effort, including can collection, crushing at Island

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 170 people filled Victor’s New Hideout on Saturday morning for Senator Marvin Blyden’s 5th Annual V.I. Women United to Empower Scholarship Breakfast. The Senator explained that this year’s honorees, Sara W. Connell, Ramona A. Patino Diaz, Senator Judy M. Gomez and Rosalia Rhymer-Rohan, were selected because of their selfless dedication and

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MAYAGÜEZ — Orlando Bravo, managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo and founder of the Bravo Family Foundation, today announced he will personally contribute $100 million to his foundation to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Puerto Rico, where Bravo was raised, and his family still lives. Bravo will leverage his financial resources and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Operations, Consumer and Veteran Affairs will hear Bill No 33-0043 on Monday which seeks to ban the sale of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. The bill is sponsored by Senators Marvin Blyden and Janelle Sarauw and co-sponsored by Senator Javan James, Sr.

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority said that 9,200 customers lost power on St. Croix today. WAPA said four St. Croix estates were without electricity because “of a loss of generation capacity at the Estate Richmond power plant.” “Plant personnel are working to rebuild capacity in order

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FirstBank of the Virgin Islands advised people on Facebook today that some of its customers have received emails from scammers with the subject “Your Account Has Been Debited” followed by instructions to enter a fraudulent website. FirstBank said that if you receive this message you should delete it

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