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FREDERIKSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he approved a contract on Wednesday for major improvements to Route 75 on St. Croix, better known as Clifton Hill Road. The road project will begin from the Melvin Evans Highway and continue to the Queen Mary Highway at the container port intersection. “As

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Beginning on February 12, 2018, the Committee to Elect Soraya Diase Coffelt Governor said it will launch a broad-ranging media campaign introducing Soraya’s vision to the people of the Virgin Islands. Her vision is centered on transforming the Virgin Islands into the economic powerhouse and leader in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] By VANISA SOLOMON SPECIAL TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FREE PRESS For many of our Virgin Islands residents, hurricanes Irma and Maria felt like an atrocious dream. Unfortunately, the sad reality is those two Category 5 hurricanes unleashed their “punishing fury” on our lovely Virgin Islands.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — V.I. Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s criticism of the administration in the opinion page of today’s Virgin Islands Free Press among other media: “Congresswoman Plaskett has repeatedly shown that she is more interested

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”]   LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good day Editor: Some residents in Lorraine Village apartments in the grove place area on St. Croix are still without electricity. The management needs to repair weather heads in order for power to be restored. I feel like I’m in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Former President Bill Clinton backed up Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s assertion that rebuilding with added resiliency is the right thing to do in the territory. During a visit to St. Thomas on Monday, President Clinton agreed that hardening the territory’s infrastructure will save both tax dollars

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SEOUL — Virgin Islands skeleton slider Kathryn Tannenbaum will miss the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday turned down her attempt to compete via a quota spot. The CAS said it acknowledged that the slider met the general

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring the final two household hazardous waste drop off events on St. Croix this Friday and Saturday at the Home Depot from 8 a.m. to – 4 p.m. A free drop off site is also available at

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Not long after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, unleashing floodwaters, flattening homes, and knocking out the power supply, Consuelo Quezada noticed another, more subtle, change to life on the island. Attending her first mass after the storm, Quezada saw that her fellow

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Police want to know who hacked a pit bull with a machete so severely that it sent the dog to a veterinarian, badly injured but still alive. According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), the animal

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