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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands legislature appears to be near to voting to increase Public Service Commission control over the financially troubled Water and Power Authority (WAPA). As of December 31, WAPA had $190 million of electrical system revenue bonds and unamortized bond premiums and a total of $1.143

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FREDERIKSTED — Amidst more than a half-dozen ongoing infrastructure projects throughout the territory’s downtown areas, some close to completion, Governor Albert Bryan is sending down legislation to the Senate requesting $1.5 million to complete improvements to the Frederiksted waterfront, spanning from Dorsch Beach along Strand Street to Buddhoe Park. These new infrastructure upgrades and

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FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery said today that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has been obligated $61,056,862 to continue the renovation of housing communities devastated during the 2017 hurricane season. The funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program are earmarked to execute

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan announced at Monday’s Government House weekly press briefing that the $1,400 stimulus payments from the American Rescue Act will be mailed out to tax filers who are eligible this week. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sent out $600 checks to 41,524 — or 92

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men spent Sunday night in jail after police arrested them on suspicion of killing chickens at the Caret Bay bin site. The case began just before 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when police received a report of “several Hispanic males in a white truck, with rifles, in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan held a sit-down meeting with a top executive at Royal Caribbean to ensure that once the CDC relaxes restrictions on the cruise line industry, the territory will be foremost in the company’s mind when it comes to destinations. Governor Bryan met said he met with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department received a monetary donation from Southland Gaming towards the purchase of dogs to be used as K9 officers. The donation of $43,000 will be used to purchase and train three dogs to be added to the VIPD’s K9 Unit. Shaine Gaspard, Chief

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Public Works (DPW) is advising the community of upcoming road work on Bunker Hill. Starting Thursday, Bunker Hill and its connecting roads will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow for milling and paving of this major St. Thomas artery, according to DPW. No

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FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Public Works is advising the community of a westbound lane closure on Melvin Evans Highway from the West Airport Intersection to the Williams Delight Intersection. The road closing, which will remain in effect until Friday, will allow the contractor to finish milling and paving the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands announced today that the university will offer a Data Science Certificate Program beginning in the Fall 2021 Semester. The program is designed to help professionals advance their careers by leveraging applied data science.  The 13-credit certificate program comes on the heels of

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