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CHARLOTTE AMALIE: Arturo Watlington had no authority to call or preside over today’s purported meeting of the Board of Elections. Here are the facts: FACT: Watlington was secretary, not chairman of the now-former Board of Elections. There is no provision of V.I. law allowing the secretary to act as chairman

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nomination and election of Arturo Watlington as chairman of the V.I. Board of Elections was illegitimate and illegal, according to the minority caucus leader. Under V.I. law, an “official action” of the Board of Elections can only be taken at a meeting called by the “chairman

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria ripped away part of the steel roof from Carmen Lidia Torres Mercado’s home in the Puerto Rican capital. Nine months later, she is still relying on a blue plastic tarp to protect her home, even with a new storm season already two weeks old. Torres

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CHRISTIANSTED — The new territorial Board of Elections will convene June 20 for an organizational meeting. It was called called pursuant to the Board’s standing rules, which require a meeting upon the demand of five members. Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams submitted the demand and call to meeting Saturday to Supervisor

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Majority, led by Arturo Watlington, were up to their usual shenanigans at the first meeting of the newly-formed territorial Board of Elections on Monday. Watlington, D-St. Thomas, unlawfully presided over an illegal, illegitimate meeting that defied an order of the court, violated well-established provisions of V.I.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker has been asked to give an emergency legal opinion ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Elections meeting. Board of Elections member Jevon Williams, the Minority Caucus leader, requested the emergency legal opinion in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the defunct district

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ST. THOMAS ENTREPRENEUR MAX SCHANFARBER CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas entrepreneur Max Schanfarber, who was certified by Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes to fill a St. Thomas—St. John vacancy on the Board of Elections, is calling for an end to the controversy in hopes of moving forward to protect the

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CHRISTIANSTED — In an interview on WTJX-Channel 12 with the ICM, Democratic and Republican chairs, V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata defended his party for not running a candidate against Democrat Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett or Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Kenneth Mapp. Canegata was specifically asked why the GOP wasn’t running anyone. The St. Croix gun

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MIAMI  — Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the American island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Brock Long, head of the Federal

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GEORGETOWN — Pirate attacks around Caribbean and South American waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed today. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) non-profit group recorded 71 incidents in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2017, a 163 percent increase

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