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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The tourism boom that the rest of the Caribbean was showing last year is also showing up in the numbers for the territory. With Margaritaville St. Thomas helping to put its parent company Margaritaville Caribbean Limited (MCL) into the black according to the latest financials released

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old Georgia man appeared in federal court on Wednesday to face charges that he was trying to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, GA, made his initial appearance April 20, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being

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CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker has outsourced the legal work in his investigation into Exxon’s stance on global warming to a law firm specializing in high-dollar-value class action suits. That D.C.-based firm, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, has a reputation of getting huge financial rewards from its

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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WASHINGTON — DCI Group, a public relations and lobbying firm, is the latest group subpoenaed in an expanding investigation by state attorneys general into the funding of climate change denial by ExxonMobil, according to court filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). ExxonMobil has now received separate

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CHRISTIANSTED — Two months from now the minimum wage in the territory will be nearly one dollar higher. The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but that is going to change soon. Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry said today that the new rate of $8.35 per hour goes into effect on

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission said Thursday that it will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Monday April 18, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. The Commission will consider the Certificate of Operation for VIGL OPERATIONS, LLC and will approve casino employee licenses, work permits, casino vendor licenses

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DALLAS — Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change. Exxon went to state court this week in Texas to quash a subpoena issued last month by the V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker.

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By MEGAN McARDLE/SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS CHRISTIANSTED — The Competitive Enterprise Institute is getting subpoenaed by V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker to cough up its communications regarding climate change. The scope of the subpoena is quite broad, covering the period from 1997 to 2007, and includes, according to

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