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             Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED —  Governor Kenneth Mapp submitted a proposed bill on Friday to the Legislature that would provide for the speedy trial of persons charged with criminal offenses in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mapp said that the measure titled the “Virgin Islands Speedy Trial Act” is intended to

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         Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he wished “all of the fathers and grandfathers of the Virgin Islands a Happy Father’s Day” on Sunday. Mapp said that “families are the cornerstone of any community and fathers play a vital role in developing healthy, happy and productive youth in our territory.”

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 V.I. AG Claude Walker WASHINGTON — The 17 attorneys general pursuing climate change dissenters for accusations of “fraud” want House Republicans to mind their own business — but that’s not going to happen. Seventeen Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee reasserted their right in a Friday letter

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  ATLANTA — In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus. Those six cases will likely not

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Martinique was perceived as the safest island. NEW YORK – Martinique has been cited once again as the “Safest Destination in the Caribbean,” according to the designation published in the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Quality Index. Meanwhile, in the same survey, the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked next-to-last in perceptions of safety. The

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    Bert A. Donadelle of Atlanta CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old Georgian man pleaded guilty to drug charges after admitting to trying to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St.

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       V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker FORT WORTH — Exxon Mobil Corp. is seeking an injunction against the Massachusetts attorney general, alleging that a wide-ranging investigation into the oil company is politically motivated and violates its constitutional rights. Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena that sought

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Dr. Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health reported two new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly Zika surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the USVI is now 26, with 16 cases on St. Croix, nine cases on St. Thomas and one on

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BEIJING — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp dubbed his trip to China a success as he briefed those assembled at Government House in St. Thomas on Tuesday. Mapp said that the trade mission to China was part of his multi-faceted approach to economic development. The governor also noted that these are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of  marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney

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