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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp NEW YORK – Gov. Kenneth Mapp left the territory on September 3 and went to New York for a culture fest in the park and a parade in the city — and he apparently made quite an impression — because he was still making news long after he left the Big

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By Conchita Caracicatriz/Special To The V.I. Free Press CARACAS – Ten years after Venezuela stopped cooperating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, corruption continues to be the most important tool in U.S. and allied efforts at destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2007, Venezuela’s then Interior

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WASHINGTON – The FCC proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that seeks to hold operators more accountable. Today, about 60 submarine cables provide connectivity between the U.S. and Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice advising taxpayers that the Treasury Department and the IRS intend to propose regulations providing that health insurance issuers must report coverage in catastrophic health insurance plans. Notice 2015-68 also allows electronic delivery of statements reporting coverage under expatriate health

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“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky The ACLU calls the U.S. the largest jailer in the world, holding roughly 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite the fact that national population represents only 5 percent of the world’s.

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                 Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp Regular readers of the V.I. Free Press have known since July that the Pentagon mistakenly sent live anthrax spores to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. So it came as no surprise when the Facebook component of the Virgin Islands Free Press ran a story

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       Buck Island National Monument CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service (NPS)is one year short of its centennial, turned 99 years old on August 25, but it didn’t wait for the round number to celebrate. The agency is inviting visitors to spend the day at one of 408 national parks,

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          WICO CEO Joseph Boschulte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The West Indian Company, Ltd. (WICO) already owes the Virgin Islands government $700,000 in back taxes. So it can’t be good news that a federal appeals court has ruled that two former executives – Gershwain Sprauve and Andrea V. Smith – can

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                       Dr. Guy Garman CHRISTIANSTED – Two of the most successful deep diving enterprises in the world publicly warned the dive crew hired by Dr. Guy Garman to keep him safe that if the “flawed” dive went forward as described it would most likely end in certain death for “Doc

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             Rex Tullius DETROIT – There was a time when Rex Tullius gave it all up, a time when the Michigan native and former University of Florida all-America swimmer decided to hang up his suit. Having a life outside of the pool simply became more important than what he started

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