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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Committee on Government Affairs, Veterans, Energy & Environmental Protection, chaired by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, met on Wednesday. The committee sought to take testimony to amend the plastic bag ban to include disposable plastic straws and other measures. Amendment No. 32-740 for Bill No. 32-0220, an Act

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has approved the $1.32 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Government of the United States Virgin Islands. The budget was submitted to the 32nd Legislature on May 30, 2018 and Senators acted to approve it on September 19th. The Governor notified

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Virgin Islanders who lost their jobs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for an additional 26 weeks of disaster-related unemployment assistance, Government House said. U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law on Friday, following the approval of

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CHIEF SUPREME COURT JUDGE RHYS S. HODGE RULED PETITION FOR MANDAMUS MOOT CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker’s attempt to wrest control of the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (VICCC) from its chairwoman Anne Golden was dealt a seemingly fatal blow on Monday. Superior Court Judge Robert A. Molloy ruled

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WASHINGTON — Governor Kenneth Mapp and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude announced the formal execution of a $243 million grant to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria today. The signing of this agreement now paves the way to speed recovery dollars needed

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Finance chaired by Sen. Kurt Vialet, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and considered several lease agreements between the Department of Property and Procurement (DPP) on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) and private entities. All

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:53 a.m., the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to mechanical and electrical failure. The VIWMA contract partners and staff “are working to place a spare pump into service,” the Authority said. The

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that an active fire was reported at the Anguilla Landfill at 3:30 a.m. today. The Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors have worked to bring the fire under control and will continue to monitor the situation. The VIWMA said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that work began Saturday, at 392 Anna’s Retreat (Four Winds) in the vicinity of On the Run Service Station and Splash and Dash Car Wash. Contractor, Big Lee Repair and Tile, Inc., will be working to finalize repairs to permanently

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Wednesday that it will be signing over $251 million dollars to the U.S. Virgin Islands in rum tax cover-over payments for estimated FY 2019 rum tax collections. This is the largest amount since 2013. A small amount will wind up

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