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WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Junior Firefighter Corps will be hosting its first annual Easter Egg Hunt from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today at the Omar Brown, Sr. Fire Station (across from Barbel Plaza). There will be food, drinks, games, face painting and much more. Children ages two

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. kickstarted Carnival 2019 on St. Thomas with the official opening of the Carnival Village themed “Coggie’s Musical Ville” on Friday. This marked the first time Governor Bryan ceremoniously opened the Carnival Village on St. Thomas for residents and visitors to experience. “Such a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least a dozen St. Thomas student members of the not-for-profit Marine Vocational Program (MVP) can now continue and advance their marine education thanks to a donation of $15,000 from the NYC Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund Inc., founded and funded by Island Capital Group LLC. and Island

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) asked “all commercial solid waste haulers and residents to secure and cover solid waste, extending above vehicle’s side walls/hauling bed, before transporting to the appropriate solid waste disposal facility. “ “Covering and securing waste helps to protect human health, the environment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rotary came to the Virgin lslands with the chartering of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas in 1957. At that time St. Thomas and other clubs in the Caribbean were un-districted. Because of the close proximity to Puerto Rico, the St. Thomas and St. Croix clubs were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. announced administrative days for government employees in the St. Thomas/St. John District and one territory-wide administrative day to “encourage greater participation in the Food Fair and to enhance the celebration of the Virgin Islands Carnival for all residents and visitors.” This annual celebration

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Demand for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands is surging, the Department of Tourism reports after meeting airline officials on the mainland last week. After talks with United Airlines in Chicago and American Airlines in Dallas respectively, Tourism Commissioner Designee Joseph Boschulte said there has been strong demand

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — CNN political commentator, lawyer and former state legislator, Bakari Sellers will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2019 Commencement Ceremony.  The University had selected MSNBC Television Host Joy-Anne Reid to give the keynote address, however; Reid discovered that she had a personal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — VIPD’s Traffic Division was dispatched to an auto collision in Long Bay early this morning just past the former pump station where the road construction project is going on. A female driver and male passenger were traveling west in a Red Nissan sedan and the other vehicle

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