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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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CHRISTIANSTED — The money for services at St. Croix’s only hospital, the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, primarily goes into the pockets of local medical doctors, rather to the health facility itself. That was the bombshell announcement that came from Troy de Chabert-Schuster, the vice chairman of JFL’s

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The wife of a sitting Virgin Islands Senator is under territorial investigation in connection with missing funds at the junior high school where she is the principal. Lisa Forde, the wife of  St. Thomas Sen. Jean Forde and principal of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, is under investigation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senators met in the Health, Hospitals and Human Services Committee to update and improve the current Virgin Islands Veterinary Practice Act. Committee chair Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly took testimony from people working in veterinary services, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the Department of Agriculture. Det.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The commissioner of the Labor testified before the Senate Committee dealing with her department and said that unemployment and disaster assistance checks totaled $12,157,398 up until mid January 2018. The majority of the unemployment checks went to St. Thomas, with $7,150,271 worth for 6,682 applicants as of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Rules Committee of the Legislature voted 6 to 0 to send architect Stacy A. Bourne’s nomination to the full Senate body for approval. Bourne, originally from St. Louis, Miss., faced generally exploratory questioning from six of the seven members of the committee this morning. Sen. Janet

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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria, the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, causing widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure. Three months later, 35 percent of all

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