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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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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the people of Orlando after a mass shooting that left 50 dead and 53 injured. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the good people of the City of Orlando following the senseless tragedy that occurred there today,”

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Gov. Mapp hands the bag to the Chinese BEIJING — Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his delegation has completed two of their first meetings in China on Thursday, according to Government House. The trade mission has set as its goal to seek viable opportunities to grow trade relations between the Virgin

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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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CHRISTIANSTED – A 48-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to three years probation for growing 69 marijuana plants in his yard in Frederiksted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Raymond Mathurin was given that sentence on Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wilma Lewis after pleading guilty to manufacturing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 45-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to six months in prison after authorities discovered marijuana in a hot water heater and freezer he shipped to himself, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Edridge Clyne was given that sentence for possession with intent to

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      Political reporter Morgan Brinlee By MORGAN BRINLEE/Special to the V.I. FREE PRESS While the Republican presidential primary may have unofficially wrapped last week when real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, the last remaining candidate in the race, secured the required number of delegates to

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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp this weekend honored the memory of those who have served the Virgin Islands and United States in military service and lost their lives. “We observe Memorial Day each year to remember and to pay tribute to the men and women who have given their

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