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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of her Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

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CHRISTIANSTED — The first two top vote getters in the St. Croix Senate race will be two women who have never held elected office here before. According to John Boyd’s polling of 306 people between September 15 and October 15, Allison DeGazon was in first place with 164 votes, 54

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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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