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WORK UNDERWAY: MEVLIN H. EVANS HIGHWAY PROJECT ON ST. CROIX CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp approved four more road repairs contracts on Friday, soon bringing relief to residents who use Pilgrims Terrace Bypass, Estate Work and Rest Route 622, West Airport Road Route 64 at Estate Diamond and Hermon

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Four days before the election, Governor Kenneth Mapp announced a $27 million federal government plan to “expand and modernize the territory’s airports.” Mapp said Friday that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) has notified the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) that USEDA is considering awarding $27 million

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CHARTER YACHT CIMARRON ON ST. JOHN CRUZ BAY – A St. John man was arrested today and charged in the drowning death of a crew member aboard his vessel. Richard Smith, 65, was arrested on an indictment charging him with seaman’s manslaughter, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Smith made his

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the department will close its Mars Hill offices at 12:00 p.m. today. DPNR said that it is undergoing a Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) “potable water problem” at its office in Frederiksted. Commissioner Dawn Henry said that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a herculean effort to help property owners in the Virgin Islands, Senators Myron Jackson and Novelle Francis have responded to the request of American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to sponsor Bill No. 32-0327. This Bill brings together four (4) Uniform Acts: the Uniform Real Property

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OVERSIGHT BOARD: Two members of Puerto Rico’s PROMESA federal government oversight board. SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Young men ages 18 through 25 in St. Thomas are at risk of losing key benefits that are tied to registering with the Selective Service System (SSS) because they fail to register in time. Each year hundreds of men in lose benefits for life because they fail

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Attendees gathered in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. (Photo credit: Jose Espinal) NASSAU — Hundreds of tourism officials recently headed to the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas Paradise Island for the annual State of Tourism Industry Conference 2018. The theme of “Rejuvenate, Recreate, Reconnect” set for this event

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DONE DEAL: AFT President Rosa Soto-Thomas stands next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp (middle) and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved a two-year contract that will give teachers long-awaited step increases following an almost nine-year wait. The agreement was reached between the St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – One year after two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes devastated the territory, progress is being made in the Virgin Islands’ recovery. Homes are being repaired, schools are back in session, roads are free of debris, ports are open and composite utility poles are standing tall. Since hurricanes Irma

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