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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Chamber of Commerce President Edgar Bengoa confirmed today he would be running as the Lieutenant Governor candidate on a ticket with St. Thomas Sen. Janette Millin Young in the November gubernatorial elections. Although it’s not official, the word on the street was that Millin Young and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed a bill that would allow tax breaks to be extended for ten additional years without the approval of the Economic Development Commission nor the chief executive. Bill No. 32-0175 purports to grant the commission more autonomy, but instead loosens the requirements for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp thanked members of the 32nd Legislature for their support and congratulated all nominees confirmed during today’s Legislative Session. “I appreciate the Legislature’s action on these important nominations so that those appointed can move forward with confidence,” Mapp said. “The Department of Public Works, the

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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG CHARLOTTE AMALIE –Having received several complaints from constituents about the way the medical evacuees have been treated on the mainland and the precarious state of their well-being as they receive care so far from home, Senator Janette Millin Young says she remains deeply concerned. Considering this, Senator

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CHRISTIANSTED — Non-profits in the territory are going to get their money after all. Without the money, many of the organizations that help the Virgin Islands most needy would be in the red financially. So Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he changed his mind and has re-directed the Office of

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CRUZ BAY — Property tax reform is crucial for all Virgin Islanders, especially St. Johnians, and must be tackled now as part of the territory’s hurricane recovery efforts, Sen. Janette Millin Young said. Sen. Millin Young is the prime sponsor of Bill No. 32-0030, which would provide property tax reform for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A subcommittee from the powerful House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform held a meeting in the Legislature building in St. Thomas today. Congressman Blake Farenthood, R-Texas, chaired the Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment hearing at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall in Charlotte Amalie. Farenthood

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By SENATOR JANETTE MILLIN YOUNG SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Our history as Virgin Islanders is constantly evolving. Like the past, each defining moment is recorded for posterity. March 2018, provides the opportunity to highlight, showcase, and reflect on the many contributions of Virgin Islanders by honoring our

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  GOVERNMENT HOUSE ST. THOMAS   TESTIMONY BY JOSE RAUL CARRILLO, UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For more than 251 years, the building at 21-22 Kongen’s Gade has been a powerful symbol as the seat of Government and has been the official Office

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FREDERIKSTED —  A veteran St. Croix Senator has written a letter to Attorney General Claude Walker this week asking him to investigate the V.I . Medical Examiners Board for possible federal antitrust violations. Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly said she wrote an email to Walker on Feb. 20 and then followed

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