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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Israeli Consul-General Ambassador Dani Dayan will pay St. Thomas a visit on Thursday, July 19. A reception and conversation will be held at 6 p.m. at Lilienfeld Community House, Crystal Gade (Synagogue Hill). He will make remarks and address the community at 7 p.m. in the historic Sanctuary

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Board of Elections meeting scheduled for this morning was postponed after Minority Caucus leader Jevon O.A. Williams requested it due to inclement weather caused by Beryl. The request by Williams, R–St. Croix, was sent Sunday evening by email to Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes and

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary of Insular and International Affairs, said $827,812 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding has been awarded to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds will serve to provide emergency power back-up for critical facilities, strengthen water and wastewater management, and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Elections System of the Virgin Islands says it is broke and will have to postpone early primary voting until July 14. Early voting was scheduled to begin July 10 but in an internal memorandum obtained by the V.I. Free Press Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes said “we

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government has joined a Guamanian Supreme Court case that could allow federal absentee voting rights for some territorial residents. The government’s filing joins the Virgin Islands Bar Association, and two collections of legal and constitutional scholars in the case, Segovia v. USA, which challenges

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Money donated to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for hurricane recovery was used to pay staff employed by Governor Kenneth Mapp’s much-publicized Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) operates as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Service

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas freshman senator has called out the Virgin Islands Board of Elections for circumventing a law establishing newly-formed, territory-wide board. The Board of Elections, led by self-described chairman Arturo Watlington Jr., voted Friday to split the board into committees over objections from minority board members.

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WASHINGTON — Are economic conditions in the territory so bad that the Virgin Islands government needs to be overseen by a federal advisory board just like Puerto Rico? That is one of the suggestions from Washington-based economist D. Andrew Austin who said in an 18-page report to Congress that the

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EASY RIDING: Scott Free Road on St. Thomas (orange plastic barriers present) and other roads across the territory are in the process of being restored. Roads such as Mandahl Bay Road (above) have already been repaired after sustaining significant hurricane damage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Not only did Arturo Watlington call an illegitimate and illegal Board of Elections meeting in which to nobody’s surprise he was elected chairman, but games were played to keep Minority Caucus Leader Jevon O.A. Williams from participating, voting and objecting to irregularities. The conferencing connection used by

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