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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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ROYAL MESS: Flooding damage to a reading room at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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

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BLEAK HOUSE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is presiding over a 100,000-person territory with no money. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] 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,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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 —

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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. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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

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