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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works said Thursday that construction work on the Mafolie Road Project has been suspended until September 30 due to “COVID-19 related issues.” Temporary signals and barricades will remain in place, DPW said. As usual, the department is urging motorists to use caution

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) said that effective Sunday, green waste and seaweed will only be accepted at the Anguilla Landfill Monday through Saturday. “There will be no green waste or seaweed disposal on Sundays,” VIWMA spokeswoman Melody Rames said. Residents are urged to practice backyard

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ORLANDO —  A Florida mother said she experienced a travel nightmare after being booted off of a flight after boarding. Tiffani Jett said that she wasn’t able to get her 2-year-old daughter to cooperate with wearing a face mask on board. Jett said she felt humiliated. Southwest Airlines said it is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning on Saturday, Tourism officials said on their website today. Territorial officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12. The reopening comes nearly one month after the government closed the USVI’s

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PENSACOLA — Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. Moving

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BRIDGETOWN — Barbados wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past. A former colony that gained independence in 1966, Barbados has maintained a formal link with the British monarchy as

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The explosion of legalized sports betting in the United States has caught the attention of Puerto Rico’s government. The 2018 U.S. Supreme Court 6-3 decision to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enables all U.S. states to legalize sports betting, including online wagering. Previously, Puerto Rico Gov.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Bill No. 33-0346, written to establish an oversight management committee for the Water and Power Authority (WAPA), will be heard in the Committee on Rules and the Judiciary today. This legislation is the brainchild of Senators Sarauw, Frett-Gregory and Vialet who have been working on this legislation

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CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing, Richard Motta Jr., Director of Communications for the Office of the Governor, said that the Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) program continues to issue cards to eligible students and asked for the public’s patience as the Department of Education begins the 2020-2021

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The trial of American longline fisherman Michael Foy, imprisoned since June in the British Virgin Islands, has been delayed nearly a month by local court officials. Foy’s family and attorneys said that they were not given any explanation for the delay. British Virgin Islands Director

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