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CHRISTIANSTED — Last Friday, the question about whether or not to burn tree and plant debris felled by the hurricanes reached federal court. This Friday, one of the senators connected to that lawsuit and former Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Commissioner Alicia Barnes duked the issue out on Facebook.

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BLEAK HOUSE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is presiding over a 100,000-person territory with no money. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The economic future of the Virgin Islands is in dire jeopardy. The debt crisis, also affecting neighboring Puerto Rico, is hitting home in the territory, too. By 2017, St. Thomas, St. John and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Julio Rhymer is out at WAPA! That’s the startling unconfirmed report the Virgin Islands Free Press got early today. The embattled Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO Rhymer has struggled to connect 50 percent of the territory to electricity more than three months after Hurricane Irma

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government is grappling with a staggering revenue shortfall in the wake of the two category 5 hurricanes that hit prior to its fiscal year ending, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The territorial government — led by Gov. Kenneth Mapp — is trying

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SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: Debris from Hurricane Katrina burns in the background of an area damaged by the hurricane Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in Long Beach, Miss. CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would prevent the

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CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp thanked members of the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands for authorizing the territory’s government to enter into a Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Disaster Loan. Senators approved the Government’s borrowing initiative during Friday’s session. “By their affirmative vote, Senators have strengthened the cash liquidity of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may or may

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was disappointed Tuesday “regarding the 32nd Legislature’s failure to act on measures critical to continuing essential operations of the Virgin Islands government.” Senators, who were called into Special Session by the governor, adjourned without considering any of the important legislation on the November

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CHRISTIANSTED — The United States Virgin Islands is preparing to access a loan of more than $400 million from the Community Disaster Loan of the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). Speaking to reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Friday (Nov. 10th), Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that the government

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MEMPHIS MAFIA: According to a bankruptcy case Kevin Rodriguez was involved in, he stated in court documents that he was a resident of Tennessee. According to the Revised Organic Act, candidates for the Legislature must live in the territory for three years prior to being elected. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kevin

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