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  Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill on “Opportunities and Challenges for the United States and Caribbean Region” recently in our nation’s capital. A highlight of this IDB-CCAA event was remarks by Representative Eliot

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HAVANA — A Russian electrical power generating company has signed a deal with Cuba to install four power generators costing $1.36 billion, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. According to the Russian firm Inter RAO, three generators will be for the Este Habana power plant in Santa Cruz del

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 V.I. AG Claude Walker WASHINGTON — The 17 attorneys general pursuing climate change dissenters for accusations of “fraud” want House Republicans to mind their own business — but that’s not going to happen. Seventeen Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee reasserted their right in a Friday letter

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       St. Croix businessman William Erby CHRISTIANSTED — One of the multi-millionaires lining up for a Maltese passport has run into trouble back in the United States, having to face a securities fraud lawsuit. William Charles Erbey was a billionaire worth $2.5 billion and a regular in Forbes’ list of the

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       V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker FORT WORTH — Exxon Mobil Corp. is seeking an injunction against the Massachusetts attorney general, alleging that a wide-ranging investigation into the oil company is politically motivated and violates its constitutional rights. Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena that sought

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  Kimberly McCollum (left) and Shane Gaspard CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that

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      Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) WASHINGTON – Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett called it a “significant” victory for the U.S. Virgin Islands now that the territory is no longer directly tied to the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Puerto

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        Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd CHRISTIANSTED – Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd blasted the University of the Virgin Islands over the weekend for failing to reveal how much UVI administration and staff members are paid. Despite a ruling by Attorney General Claude Walker, UVI President David Hall is flying in the face of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The New Jersey-based company that partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to create affordable housing for seniors said Thursday that it is proud of its work here. The public-private partnership betweeen VIHA and The Michaels Development Co. of Marlton, N.J. created 80 units of state-of-the-art

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 Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Now that pay raises have been distributed to several government agencies in fulfillment of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s first State of the Territory address promise — the Virgin Islands is once again on the brink of financial disaster. Mapp told Virgin Islanders that he had

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