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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews are still looking for a crew member of the cruise ship MSC Seaside who went overboard about eight nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas. The cruise ship was transiting from St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico when the incident occurred. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Accompanied by public and private partners, Governor Kenneth Mapp broke ground Tuesday on the much awaited Veterans Drive improvement project on St. Thomas. Over $120 million, much from already appropriated federal aid, will be spent on what is described as the “single largest road project in United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two retired nurses from Wisconsin were part of a group of nurses who went down to the Virgin Islands to assist in testing the vision and hearing of school children affected by recent hurricanes. One nurse, Jorja Doherty, worked at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Starting salaries for Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers will officially increase on May 21, 2018. Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he has formally authorized Division of Personnel Director Milton Potter to adjust the base pay for police officers from $30,715 to $40,953. Police officers now making

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) has received $13.1 million in new federal assistance from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program. Governor Kenneth Mapp learned of the grant award during a phone call this week with U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Virgin Islands Republican National Committeeman Jevon O.A. Williams has accepted an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Elections. The appointment was pursuant to V.I. elections law. “We must take back our most fundamental right as citizens,” said Williams. “For too long, elections in our island

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CRUZ BAY – The island of St. John will soon be able to generate its own electricity, Governor Kenneth Mapp assured residents on Tuesday. Power generation units are now en route to St. John and a supplemental solar field system has already been approved. “Ultimately, you

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GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter (incumbents) Independent Warren Mosler and Ray Fonseca Independent Soraya Diase Coffelt and Dwight Nicholson Independent Adlah “Foncie” Donastorg and Alicia “Chucky” Hansen Independent Janette Millin Young and Edgar Bengoa Independent Moleto Smith Jr. and Hubert Lorenzo Frederick Independent Positive Nelson and Gary Udhwani

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  [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Governor Kenneth Mapp has approved legislation calling for further regulation of billboards. Mapp said on Tuesday that he agreed with the intent of the legislation, which includes provisions to increase restrictions for billboards on public highways. However, the governor noted in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) tried its best to keep a running count of where the power was on and off for Mother’s Day on St. Croix and St. Thomas. At first, WAPA only had the power off on

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