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CRUZ BAY — Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly admitted to shooting a man after a late night argument near a convenience store in St. John on Friday, authorities said. Lawrence A. Powell, Jr. 30, of Grunwald, was arrested by the VIPD about 11:03 a.m. Saturday and charged with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. on Tuesday convened the first meeting of his Marine Task Force, a group of private sector people representing all aspects of the marine industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Marine Task Force is to revitalize and grow the marine

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez is notifying all persons who receive Public Assistance also known as Cash Benefits – which Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), General Tutor (GT), General Assistance (GA) and General Disability (GD) – that

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department said it wanted to remind the community of the dangers of celebratory gunfire for New Year’s Eve. It is illegal, dangerous and the consequences and can be significant and serious, according to police. The discharge of a firearm into the air in celebration

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the territory $232,919,518 in federal funding to use to cover costs of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Pilot Program (STEP). The STEP Program ended in April and was

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor is urging the public to avoid becoming a burglary victim this holiday season. It is proven nationally that burglaries spike during the Christmas season. The VIPD is urging the community not to place the empty boxes of appliances and televisions in front of

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Dear Editor: In 2013, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority announced to the public that it would switch from oil to propane for the generation of electricity in the territory. WAPA touted in the media that the project would lower the cost of power for consumers and businesses by

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) is notifying all U.S. Virgin Islands businesses that to participate in the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program, they are required to complete the Vendor Application Request Form. As per the EERE program requirements, the VIEO will only accept

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CHRISTIANSTED — Following Friday’s vote to reprogram funds to pay Vitol, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. thanked senators of the 33rd Legislature for working collaboratively with the executive branch to address the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s propane supply crisis. “Thank you to the senators who voted in favor of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Veteran Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson started building his underwater photography skills in a New York City pool months before he was ready to dive into the ocean waters off Florida and St. Thomas. His mission: Capture images of scientists at work on coral reefs threatened by climate

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