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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Governor Kenneth Mapp has delivered his executive budget for Fiscal Year 2017 ahead of the May 30th deadline with a 24.7% decrease in the structural deficit of the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Fiscal Year 2017 Executive Budget submission proposes a financial plan of $1.35 billion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp has asked the 31st Legislature to approve paying down our hospitals’ debt to the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with proceeds from a recent court settlement. Mapp wants $4 million increments to be paid towards the amounts owed by Juan F. Luis Hospital

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CHRISTIANSTED — The American Federation of Teachers wildcat strike that began on St. Thomas Tuesday spilled over to St. Croix today. Teachers say they are outraged that the Virgin islands government is demanding that they give up claims to retroactive pay owed to them in return for promised raises. Education

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CHRISTIANSTED — VIGL Operations, LLC has been trying to obtain a Level 4 casino license for its Caravelle Hotel, which is to be opened in St Croix, US Virgin Islands. If you enjoy casinos but prefer to go online for them take a look at this casino free credit. There

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     Dr. Evlyn Carlin CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands Master of Arts in Psychology program will now be eligible to become licensed counselors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bill No. 31-0134, which passed the 31st V.I. Legislature on Jan. 26, establishes the Virgin

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  NOMINEE: Vince Danet CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Senate Committee on Rules, chaired by Sen. Kenneth Gittens of St. Croix, voted today to hold prominent Tea Party member Vince Danet’s nomination to the board of the Public Services Commission in committee for further review. But the Senate sent Gov. Kenneth

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Committe Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Committee on Housing, Public Works and Waste Management met today in the Legislature on St. Thomas to take testimony about VITRAN, VITRAN Plus and Americans With Disabilities compliance by VITRAN. Committee Chairman Sen. Marvin Blyden introduced testifiers including the Department of

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                  Sen. Marvin Blyden chairs committee meeting. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Committee on Housing, Public Works and Waste Management met today to take testimony on emergency housing and get an update from the Waste Management Authority at the Legislature. Representatives from the

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By WESLEY J. SMALL/V.I. Free Press Columnist Will the real Granny Mapp please stand up! Sadly, once again we see an example of a government official verbally attacking another. This is not the first time and ceratinly not the last. However, usually we see these type of attacks during an

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