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CHRISTIANSTED — The Juan F. Luis Hospital along with Governor-Elect Albert Bryan, Jr., Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, Plessen Healthcare and the V.I. Health Department welcomed back many of the previously evacuated dialysis patients. The ceremony was held at the Palms of Pelican Cove on Sunday. “It was an honor

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The death of a Florida cardiologist in the British Virgin Islands is being investigated by police in this territory. The body of Dr. Joseph Horgan was found December 20 in the waters near Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police. Horgan, 65, an avid sailor, had

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SANTIAGO — Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Interior Ministry subsecretary, told Chilean Sunday paper El Mercurio in

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted today, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Trump did not give

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WASHINGTON — A few lines in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 would make cockfighting illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the massive 2018 Farm Bill compromise reached recently between House and Senate negotiators. In June, the Senate version of the bill did not include language to extend the federal

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Governor-elect Albert Bryan, Jr. said he will visit the nation’s capitol this week to meet with Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, along with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials. Since announcing the leadership of his transition team during a press conference on Nov. 28,

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico dispersed millions of dollars in holiday bonuses to government workers on Wednesday despite a warning from its federally appointed oversight board that doing so could harm the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s ability to make payroll later in the current fiscal year. Governor Ricardo Rossello’s office announced

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INCUMBENT GOVERNOR KENNETH MAPP CAMPAIGNS UNSUCCESSFULLY IN ST. THOMAS ON RUNOFF ELECTION DAY. CHRISTIANSTED — Voters from around the Virgin Islands turned out in record numbers to “change course now” from current Governor Kenneth Mapp to new Governor-Elect Albert Bryan, Jr. As of 9:07 p.m. in territorial polling, the Democratic team

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker has filed a lawsuit to block a faction of the Elections Board from registering new voters on St. Thomas and St. John prior to the Nov. 20 runoff election. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday and assigned to Superior Court Judge Denise Francois,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp advised Senate President Myron Jackson on Friday that he has approved funds for a special election so Virgin Islands’ voters can consider the initiative put forth by citizens to make changes to the structure of the Legislative Body. Bill No. 32-0329, now Act No. 8127, provides

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