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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) suggested that all residents and visitors dispose of all household waste at the waste disposal bin sites throughout the islands to allow for the VIWMA and their contractors to empty the bins prior to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. Residents

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal court documents filed in a possible class action lawsuit against the Virgin Islands government show the government owes far more in unpaid tax returns than has been publicly stated. The latest lawsuit, filed in late August in U.S. District Court, asks a judge to order the

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Isaac is the latest named storm to hit the Atlantic Ocean, so far causing an itinerary change to one cruise ship. In order to avoid the storm, which reached hurricane status today and is expected to reach the region on Thursday, Carnival Vista has reversed its itinerary. The

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NEW YORK — When many are celebrating Labor Day Weekend across the United States, Caribbean-born workers who have been coming to the mainland as agri-laborers via a non-immigrant visa exemption rule for decades, have now had that door slammed shut. A final rule eliminating the non-immigrant visa exemption for certain

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said this afternoon that the St. Croix Transfer Station and the Anguilla landfill are temporarily closed due to a power outage. The VIWMA said a lightning strike to a transformer near the St. Croix Transfer Station and heavy rainfalls created a

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third allotment of a total of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding. The grants include $8.2 million to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) for infrastructure

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FREDERIKSTED — Robert Godfrey, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Animal Science, received the Fritz E. Lawaetz Award at the 2018 Senepol Cattle Breeders Association meeting held on August 8-11, 2018 on St Croix. The International Senepol Symposium held at the Buccaneer Hotel commemorated the 100th anniversary of

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BIG FAT MESS: The territory’s public schools after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he applauds Education Commissioner Sharon McCollum “recommissioning” an Ivanna Eudora Kean High School generator that was used to keep tilapia fish alive on St. Thomas for her own personal use at her private

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CHRISTIANSTED — At the time, Gov. Kenneth Mapp called it a “landmark” agreement. What that means is that it can be “easily seen from a distance.” It doesn’t mean if it’s good or bad. But that is the question. Whether Mapp negotiated a good deal for the territory with Limetree

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WARM WELCOME: Kamal Latham, the CEO of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) (left) shakes hands with Governor Kenneth Mapp at Government House in St. Thomas on Friday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp met with the new CEO of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, Kamal Latham and

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