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CHRISTIANSTED — The supervisor of elections cannot unilaterally disregard the intent of territorial elections law on her own nor can she reverse established practice aimed at ensuring free, fair and honest elections, the top-ranking Republican on the Virgin Islands Board of Elections said. The statement from Board of Elections member

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull the U.S. commonwealth out of an economic crisis following a 12-year slump

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Young men aged 18 through 25 in St. Thomas are at risk of losing key benefits that are tied to registering with the Selective Service System (SSS) because they fail to register in time. Each year hundreds of men in lose benefits for life because they fail

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CRUZ BAY – Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter said they are inviting and encouraging St. John residents to share their ideas, concerns and hear from local officials in regard to recovery efforts and other matters affecting the island at a Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at the

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SAN JUAN – FEMA has awarded nearly $46 million in additional grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. These awards bring the total amount of funds obligated under the agency’s Public Assistance program to $3.9 billion. The grants approved are distributed as follows: Nearly $14.4 million to the Puerto Rico Electric

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WASHINGTON — Witt O’Brien’s LLC Governor Kenneth Mapp’s high-paid consultants, said yesterday that they have release their first-year progress report on the U.S. Virgin Islands’ recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report was issued by the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), with the support of Witt O’Brien’s, its “lead

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[ad name=”HTML-133″] [ad name=”HTML-134″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — The FBI has raided a government office in Puerto Rico’s capital to seize documents and other items as part of an investigation into alleged fraud. Special agent in charge Douglas Leff said federal investigators are also looking into potential obstruction of the investigation. According

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CHRISTIANSTED — The initiative changing the composition of the territory’s unicameral Legislature would disenfranchise voters and violate the principle of one-person, one-vote that has formed the basis of apportioning legislatures since a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings in the early 1960s. “I applaud citizens of all political backgrounds stepping up

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has approved the $1.32 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Government of the United States Virgin Islands. The budget was submitted to the 32nd Legislature on May 30, 2018 and Senators acted to approve it on September 19th. The Governor notified

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[ad name=”HTML-118″] [ad name=”HTML-120″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] NEW YORK  — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: persuade potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return. But Puerto Rico’s recovery from last year’s Hurricane Maria has been a “mixed bag,”

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