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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will turn off the power on about 149 customers in Estate Richmond tomorrow. The power outage is scheduled to take place on St. Croix’s Feeder 1A between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, according to WAPA. The loss of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Citing potential conflicts of interest and a need for a more comprehensive approach, Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill mandating that the Director of the Office of Management & Budget and the Commissioner of Health serve as the chairpersons of the Virgin Islands Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation and

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FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VISBDC) honored Gold Coast Yachts president Richard Difede with the “2018 Virgin Islands Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” according to SBA District Director Yvette Collazo and SBDC State Director John Osoinach. Collazo and Osoinach presented

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HAVANA — Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba’s worst plane crash since 1989. Distressed residents gathered at

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FREDERIKSTED ― Governor Kenneth Mapp reiterated his call for the University of the Virgin Islands Class of 2018 to consider helping with the territory’s recovery effort. During his remarks at the Albert Sheen Campus Friday on St. Croix, he reminded the graduates that there are presently numerous job opportunities with

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works (DPW) said that the first phase of a $530 million road project began today on the Queen Mary Highway. The project, which started near the Armstrong Ice Cream Parlor at Estate Whim and continued east to the bus shanty at Estate Two Williams,

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) continues to reach major tourism milestones as the summer travel season approaches. Moving at a rapid-pace, Puerto Rico reaffirms the destination’s readiness to host visitors from all over the world during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW 2018 event, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace

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WASHINGTON — There is enough oil supply in the global market to make up for potential fuel disruptions due to U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips’ legal actions against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, a State Department spokesman said this week. “The U.S. Department of State remains in contact with our partners

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the region last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Accompanied by public and private partners, Governor Kenneth Mapp broke ground Tuesday on the much awaited Veterans Drive improvement project on St. Thomas. Over $120 million, much from already appropriated federal aid, will be spent on what is described as the “single largest road project in United

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