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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The Howard M. Wall Boy Scout Camp was being threatened by a brush fire on Thursday night. As these dramatic photos show, taken by a Virgin Islands Free Press staffer, the flames were blazing for 20 minutes to a half hour before the

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FEMA Coordinating Officer William Vogel (left) sits next to Gov. Kenneth Mapp and VITEMA Director Mona Barnes. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp joined governors from across the country for a video teleconference Wednesday as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator William “Brock” Long and Secretary of the Department

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: KADEEM HARRIS SR. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on domestic violence related charges on Friday, authorities said. Kadeem Harris Sr., 26, was arrested about 4:46 p.m. Friday by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and charged with simple

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Stories in the Virgin Islands Daily News continue to regularly include mischaracterizations and misinformation and the paper would be wise to invest in hiring at least one Virgin Islander to work in its news department, Governor Kenneth Mapp said this week. The

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PROMOTED: Claricia Gautier [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard senior chief Yeoman Claricia Gautier, a 1995 graduate of Central High School on St. Croix has been promoted to the chief warrant officer grade, personnel administration specialty. The promotion took place at the Coast Guard headquarters in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education in partnership with the Office of the Governor announces the launch of the 10th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs Monday, June 4 through Friday, September 2, 2018. The annual activity challenges students in grades K-6 to read five or more

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FREDERIKSTED — The top GOP official in the Virgin Islands suggested his fundraising group’s “behind the scenes” relationship with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke helped influence the department’s response to last year’s hurricanes in the territory. John Canegata, the head of the Virgin Islands Republican Party, said he had direct access

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said that the Division of Environmental Enforcement will begin vessel and mooring registrations for the 2018-2019 year on Monday, June 11th. All existing mooring holders are now required GPS location in the format provided on the revised form, DPNR

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Contractors tasked with rebuilding thousands of hurricane-damaged houses in the Virgin Islands have not been paid for months, exposing a rift over how to pay the bills in a territory facing a severe cash shortage. About 10,000 damaged homes in the islands

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MAX SCHANFARBER: Will become member of Board of Elections today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas entrepreneur Robert “Max” Schanfarber will take the oath of office at 9 a.m. today in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to become a member of the Board of

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