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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced recently that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in

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  The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. In the landmark decision, the justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity,

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  The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory on Thursday by upholding tax subsidies crucial to his signature healthcare law, with Chief Justice John Roberts saying Congress clearly intended for them to be available in all 50 states. Obama hailed the decision, casting it as a victory

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The Coming Race War Begins In Cuba, Not South Carolina Optics of USA’s Killers Returning Home Is Not A Good One The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands  By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass

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  SUPPORT FOR THE STARS AND BARS IS FLAGGING, EXCEPT IN: GEORGIA, MISSISSIPPI, ARKANSAS, FLORIDA, ALABAMA THE VIEW FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press One of the things to come out of the debate over what is wrong with South Carolina after nine African-American citizens

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The outlook is bleak for Virgin Islands bond bearers and bankruptcy is not an option for the government agency Gov. Kenneth Mapp used to manage before becoming governor, according to the Fitch Ratings by Berkshire Hathaway. The Fitch Ratings determined that there is $765.8 million in outstanding

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) secured a key permit May 20 necessary to move forward with a mid-July commissioning of a St Croix power plant conversion project that will use propane as its feedstock. WAPA said it filed for the marine work permit with the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns. Mapp made the announcement in a statement May 30 following public criticism of government expenditures. The government paid $14,500 a month plus $50,000 in incidental expenses to

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  CRUZ BAY – People magazine, U.S. News & World Report, NBC News and many other national and international news organizations have reported that the two Delaware teenagers poisoned while vacationing in St. John remain in critical condition. Sean Esmond, 16, and Ryan Esmond, 14, were sickened by a banned

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Virgin Islands National Guard soldier pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock to charges of wire fraud, theft of government money and making false statements to the government. U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon set a trial date of June 22 for 37-year-old VING

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