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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It is an understatement to say that the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were hit hard by hurricanes last year. But the Emerald Isle and America’s Paradise have made dramatic progress since the setbacks presented by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Airbnb, a marketplace for home

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  NEW YORK — The price of some U.S. Virgin Islands bonds’ on the secondary market has more than doubled since the end of last year, The Bond Buyer reports today. According to the Electronic Municipal Marketplace Access web site, on December 28, 2017 a customer bought $2 million of

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FLOOD PLAN: Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter (left) and Gov. Kenneth Mapp discuss flood mitigation plans on Thursday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp shared flood mitigation plans for various communities and is urging residents to give their input before the government proceeds further. Taking part in a town hall meeting

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said this morning there is an active fire in the mulch section at the entrance of the Anguilla Landfill. The fire ignited today at about 3 a.m., according to VIWMA. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff are working

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Over the last month the Virgin Islands government has worked to eliminate the retirement backlog for former government employees waiting for their pensions, Government House said. This includes recent payments totaling $1,182,064 for 96 retirees, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said on Wednesday. The Mapp-Potter administration said it

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he and “his administration have received high praise for their handling of the post-hurricane crisis in the territory and their success in the continued rebuilding of the tourism sector.” At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) President Michele Paige applauded

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FREDERIKSTED — A series of planned network changes at JetBlue will see it shift fleet resources from what it considers underperforming cities and accelerate its focus-city growth strategy in Boston and Fort Lauderdale, the New York-based carrier said today. JetBlue determined that St. Croix’s Henry Rohlsen Airport was one of

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) will join other fire departments around the nation in observing Fire Prevention Week, October 7 to 13. Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association since 1922, the purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the risks posed by fires and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Workforce Development, Consumer Affairs an Culture chaired by Sen. Janelle Sarauw, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday, to vote and approve Bill No. 32-0193-An Act to honor and commend the Honorable Judge Eileen R. Peterson for her service to

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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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