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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– Gov. Kenneth Mapp said all of the territory’s main roads will be rebuilt to federal standards following the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mapp said $530 million of the $1.2 billion needed has been pledged for the project. He also said Monday that officials have

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force has held its first three community meetings on St. Croix as part of Governor Kenneth Mapp’s promise to ensure public input in plans for the long-term rebuilding of the territory. At least 50 participants came to each of the St. Croix meetings

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FLORIDA KEYS — The queen conch is a large marine mollusk with a beautiful shell that is prized for export. The gastropod inside the shell is featured on menus across the region. But the conch’s numbers are rapidly dwindling, and researchers say action is needed to save them. In Key

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] The Honorable Stacey Plaskett 331 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515  Dear Congresswoman Plaskett: As you are aware, Hurricanes Irma and Maria dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Virgin Islands. The hospitality industry is central to our economy and bringing back Caneel

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Thirty-five people have been reported missing in the territory and are still missing according to Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) records — nine on St. Thomas and 26 on St. Croix. According to an article in today’s Daily News, at least three of the people have been

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WASHINGTON — Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett’s former legal counsel will spend at least a year in prison for sharing private, nude images and videos of her and her spouse online. Judge John D. Bates today sentenced Juan McCullum, 36 of Washington D.C., to a year and a day in

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  By FREDERICK HANDLEMAN SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS Health Care in the Virgin Islands is on life support and in critical condition. There is an urgent need for major changes to the antiquated, protectionist, draconian laws and regulations relating to the provision of health services in the

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WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, has asked the Federal Election Commission to probe Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to a Virgin Islands fundraiser, Politico reports, and is also urging the department’s inspector general to investigate a “pattern of violations” of ethics regulations. “In his short time in office, Secretary Zinke’s

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) poses with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) By STACEY PLASKETT, VIRGIN ISLANDS DELEGATE TO CONGRESS SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS In the early morning hours of February 9th, members of Congress approved a two-year budget package to fund the federal government.  The package also provided

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