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FREDERIKSTED – A public debate about slavery reparations has surfaced on the floor of the Parliament in Denmark about whether the Virgin Islands wants “an apology” or “money” for its centennial celebration next year. According to Caribbean Life, the Unity Party in Denmark’s Parliament quoted Shelley Moorhead, president of the

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Gov. Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Decolonization have so far been fruitless. This year, however, leading

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – There is a new benefits advisor in the Veterans Administration Clinic on St. Thomas, according to the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The advisor will be available Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm to assist veterans needing assistance with initiating claims and checking

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BOSTON – The First Circuit refused to reopen immigration proceedings for a Chinese man who waited nearly 14 years to challenge his removal, saying he failed to show that Christians in recent years have faced increased persecution in China. In a published decision, a three-judge panel for the appeals court

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The solar industry’s sixth securitization to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth $100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets, one of them in the Virgin Islands. It the first solar asset-backed security deal to be leveraged by a utility company, in this case

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        Judge Mary M. Lisi PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juan C. Maldonado, 31, of Providence, was sentenced this summer to 36 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to trafficking cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations for New

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Kenneth Mapp is one of at least 200 state governors and legislators from 16 states, territories and commonwealths at the Greenbrier Resort for the 55th Annual Southern States Energy Board meeting. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is hosting the event that began Sunday and ends Tuesday. One issue

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NEW YORK – Media-magnet billionaire Donald Trump and the Obama administration agree: The 14th Amendment does not grant birthright citizenship to everyone born in the U.S. They do not, of course, agree on the details. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has consistently said that he doesn’t believe the

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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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