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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency Director Daryl Jaschen met with Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor and FEMA’s U. S. Virgin Islands Recovery Director Jacquelyn Heyliger to expedite major recovery projects in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for public hearings to be held territory-wide before the 33rd Legislature acts on Governor Albert Bryan, Jr.’s bill to allow for non-medical cannabis use.  “Such a sweeping change to public policy and the extensive accompanying regulations beg for community review and input,” Gittens said.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Alma Winkfield of St. Croix has been selected by AARP for its most prestigious award because she paved the way for the first bike path in the territory. The 2019 AARP Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service will be given to Winkfield next week on St. Thomas,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 250 residents of the Bovoni and Paul M. Pearson Garden Housing communities were presented with turkeys this week on St. Thomas. Alpine Securities USVI, one of the territory’s leading Economic Development Authority beneficiaries has been giving back to the community in various ways throughout the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers from across the territory wished the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands a Happy Thanksgiving today. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the blessings we have received throughout the year. Despite our challenges, we all have much to be grateful for,” St. Croix

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 439 loans for $78.2 million to small businesses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during fiscal year 2019, a 35 and 28 percent increase, respectively, from the previous year. Of the total loans approved, 189 for $39 million were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former security guard pleaded for leniency but was still sentenced to 1.75 years in prison for stealing $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Shackled and dressed in a tan jumpsuit, Bougouneau maintained his innocence Thursday despite being

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four British Virgin Islands nationals were caught by U.S. government Customs officials trying to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands illegally, authorities said. Mohammed Singh, a citizen of Guyana, and Jaisel Yroveles Del Jesus, Shadrach Thompson, and Tereim Grant, all citizens of the British Virgin Islands, were charged

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CHRISTIANSTED — In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16 – 24, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. hosted an inaugural meeting re-establishing the Virgin Islands Interagency Council on Homelessness (VIICH) at Government House in St. Croix on Tuesday. The Council, led by Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the  Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the

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