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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Marvin Blyden said he is proud to announce that among other bills and amendments passed at the January 29 General Session, the St. Thomas senator succeeded in getting an amendment passed prohibiting development of new gas stations within 1,000 feet of a residential area. The amendment was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that his administration was continuing its efforts to digitize government by convening the first meeting of the telehealth workgroup on Wednesday to begin the planning and implementation of telehealth services in the territory. The workgroup, which comprises key stakeholders from both the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) said it is “excited to announce a new online vehicle registration system” which is set to launch today. Previously, registration required a trip to the BMV office which required long wait time. Residents can now “skip the line and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor held a press briefing at the Public Finance Authority Conference Room on Thursday to announce Sidney Elskoe as his new Chief of Police in the St. Croix District, and Ludrick Thomas as the Chief of Police in the St. Thomas-St. John District. Chief

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert A. Bryan, Jr. and Senators Novelle Francis, Jr. Myron Jackson, Janelle Sarauw and Brian Smith join an elite bipartisan group of 74 elected officials from 30 states and including one territory as recipients of the “2019 Capitol Caregivers Award.” These leaders are recognized for championing Bill

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Raises for Schneider Regional Medical Center hospital executives must be put on hold until rebuilding efforts are well underway, Senator Kenneth Gittens said today. Given the current state of the territory’s hospitals, Senator Gittens said he was appalled that several hospital executives would be granted significant raises.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Caribbean Writer (TCW) announces a call for submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme: Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.” Submissions that explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora are desired. The Caribbean Writer invites submissions “that explore this theme

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By Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster, State Director AARP in The Virgin Islands On December 12, 2019 the U.S. House of Representatives took a vital step to lower prescription drug costs and passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This bipartisan bill offers real relief to the millions of Americans who

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CRUZ BAY — A man who allegedly gave construction workers on St. John worthless paychecks in October was arrested by police today, authorities said. Jerome Joseph, 46, of Estate Pastory, was arrested about 7 a.m. today by detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit on a warrant for six counts each

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MINNEAPOLIS — Members of the Virgin Islands National Guard competed in this year’s Central and Eastern Region Biathlon competition at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota on January 16 to 17. Lt. Col. Ruth Cresenzo, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mervin Mills, Capt. Jeremy Garfoot, Capt. Elvor Narciss and Sgt. Priscilla

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