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Environmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) secured a key permit May 20 necessary to move forward with a mid-July commissioning of a St Croix power plant conversion project that will use propane as its feedstock. WAPA said it filed for the marine work permit with the

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Government House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns. Mapp made the announcement in a statement May 30 following public criticism of government expenditures. The government paid $14,500 a month plus $50,000 in incidental expenses to

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St. John NewsTerritorial Affairs

  CRUZ BAY – People magazine, U.S. News & World Report, NBC News and many other national and international news organizations have reported that the two Delaware teenagers poisoned while vacationing in St. John remain in critical condition. Sean Esmond, 16, and Ryan Esmond, 14, were sickened by a banned

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Military NewsSt. Croix NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED – A Virgin Islands National Guard soldier pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock to charges of wire fraud, theft of government money and making false statements to the government. U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon set a trial date of June 22 for 37-year-old VING

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St. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

WASHINGTON – The six-pack law is called “an obscure regulation” with no connection to Bill Shuster’s home constituency in Pennsylvania. Yet Shuster, the powerful chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was willing to work with former Gov. John de Jongh to get a law passed that doubled the

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