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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to clean up oil leaking from an abandoned tugboat in Krause Lagoon on St. Croix’s south shore. The owner of St. Croix Renaissance Group made a report on Thursday and placed a containment boom around the partially sunken Cape Lookout, U.S. Coast Guard

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As director of the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) I have learned to accept criticism whenever the Bureau makes mistakes. But I never expected tobe criticized when the Bureau does its job well. Two weeks ago, the court-appointed monitors overseeing the St. Croix prison praised BOC for its COVID-19 response. Yet,

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WASHINGTON — Broadband VI was the winning applicant for the Virgin Islands contract. The company, founded in St. Croix, will receive $84.5 million of funding over the next decade toward the cost of providing service to 46,039 locations. “Today’s announcement is a big win for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2020 election was certified on Monday, the Virgin Islands Elections System said. After the absentee and provisional ballots were counted, Senator Vialet maintained his election night top position on St. Croix, while Senator Frett-Gregory pulled ahead to become the top vote getter in the St. Thomas/St.

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department is stepping up its police cadet recruiting game. After Virtual Career Fairs advertised on social media in July didn’t allow the VIPD to meet its quota of new officers … “Are you looking to start your career in public safety?” the VIPD wote.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach has announced that he has given full authority to the Office of the Tax Collector of the Virgin Islands to waive all interest and penalties on real property taxes. The waiver is effective immediately and will continue until June 30, 2021. Taxpayers are

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s weekly press briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta, Jr. asked residents to gather safely and responsibly for the holidays and to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people if possible.  Director Motta reminded the public that one week into the territory’s latest step forward on the path

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It’s no secret that our public-school student test scores have shown little to no improvement over the past few years. To make matters worse, the children of the U.S. Virgin Islands have experienced additional academic setbacks after surviving both Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and most recently, the current

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan is creating a new path for hardworking Virgin Islanders to access health care coverage by promoting choice and competition in the territory, and by strengthening the negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools through an Associations Health Plan.   In 2018, the U.S. Department of

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CHRISTIANSTED — People down on their luck now have a healthy alternative to life on the streets. Thanks to a new program that allows homeless people to leave the streets to bathe, eat and be groomed. The Collective Collaboration, Inc., a non-governmental organization, is helping homeless men and women to

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