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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Jean Forde, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, expressed grave concerns early Monday morning, regarding “the current lack of safety and security at Port Authority facilities throughout the Virgin Islands.” “Most recently, two significant incidents highlighted the alarming lack

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $1,466,775 civil penalty against the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) for alleged violations of airport safety regulations at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix and Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas. The FAA inspected

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) reported that an unidentified person removed nine flags from the entrance to Cyril E. King International Airport at about 7:18 a.m. Friday. Alla H. Salem, 29, allegedly replaced those flags with black flags featuring the word “Allah” and Arabic symbols, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FBI investigators along with local police converged upon the entrance of the Cyril E. King International Airport this morning after a report came in that the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and nine other flags that normally hang on a welcome monument at the beginning of the

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NEW ACTING V.I. COMMISSIONER OF LABOR AVRIL E. GEORGE CHRISTIANSTED — Averil George has been named Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor effective Monday, June 25. George, who currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Division of Personnel, replaces outgoing Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry. Hendry submitted

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CHRISTIANSTED — Nobody who is running for governor this year has as many good ideas for generating revenue streams for the Virgin Islands government as hedge fund mogul Warren Mosler. In Part Three of this series featuring independent candidate Mosler, we examine eight of the 10 proposals that we are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new custom welded aluminum vessels to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). The vessels, designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility, were recently delivered to St. Thomas and transferred to VIPA. Each vessel are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and

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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he will leave tomorrow to meet with cruise industry leaders ahead of the annual Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter will serve as acting governor until Mapp’s return to the Virgin Islands on Monday. During Mapp’s brief visit, he

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FREDERIKSTED — Kyle “Kylo” Sylvester, the lead singer for the soca group Kylo & Stylee Band, was among the five passengers who died aboard the Beechcraft Baron 58 aircraft that crashed Thursday night, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said catastrophic engine failure brought

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