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St. Croix Senator Pushes For More Fiscal Accountability At WAPA
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Senator Kenneth L. “Kenny” Gittens is asking his colleagues to reconsider authorizing an independent investigation of the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority following Monday’s Committee of the Whole hearing to address ongoing concerns at the utility, to include a problematic November 2021 audit report.  “While I do

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Health Commissioner Stresses Importance of Self-Monitoring As COVID-19 Goes Endemic
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CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly Government House briefing, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said it was important for residents to self-monitor as the territory transitions from the pandemic phase of COVID-19 to the endemic phase of the virus. In an endemic phase, a virus will always be circulating among the community in

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Do You Qualify For Social Security Spouse Benefits?
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Social Security benefits are a crucial part of millions of Americans’ retirement income. If you don’t have enough Social Security credits to qualify for benefits on your own record, you may be able to receive benefits on your spouse’s record. Spousal benefits apply equally to both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

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UNION CITY — “Going…Going…Gone: The Grandeur of Golden-Age Cuba,” a film by fashion designer and former St. Croix Senator Wayne James, premiered at New Jersey’s prestigious Musto Cultural Center. The public screening of the three-part docufilm was officially hosted by Union City’s mayor Brian P. Stack and the city’s Board

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KINGSTON — IBEX, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer engagement technology solutions, today announced its team in Jamaica raised $6,462.69 ($1 million Jamaican dollars) to help pay for new prosthetic legs for teammate Charmonique Willis. Willis lost her legs when she was two years old

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Dr. Yaron Rado, Chief Radiologist and Chairman of the Board of Doctors Hospital, issued the following statement regarding the three-day judicial review, Grand Court Cases Nos 55 and 150 of 2021 challenging Institutionally registered medical professionals practicing in Cayman and the financial concessions awarded to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands is preparing a lawsuit against the financially-strapped Water and Power Authority for about $7.7 million in past due money. At issue are past due employees’ and employer’s contributions and employees’ loans as well interest on these sums. WAPA

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TEAGUE BAY — Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino will be hosting a job fair tomorrow, The job fair will be held Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the Divi Carina Bay Casino Banquet Room. Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino suggests you “bring a resume”

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MIAMI —The U.S. Virgin Islands is positioning itself for growth in the cruising industry. Under the leadership of Commissioner of Tourism, Joseph Boschulte, the territory attended SeaTrade in Florida starting on Monday. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and Royal Caribbean Group will host a press conference at the Seatrade

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement regarding $21 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) requests he forwarded to Delegate Stacey Plaskett to submit to Congress for consideration under the $1.5 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, which President Biden signed into law in March: “Congressional earmarks for federally

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