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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority (WAPA) has provided copies of the leases requested by Senator Kenneth Gittens, but he said that “they do little to alleviate concerns about the utility’s spending and management practices.”  “I do appreciate that WAPA’s CEO eventually provided additional information on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs chaired by Senator Steven Payne, Sr. convened in a meeting at the Capitol Building on Wednesday and voted favorably for Bill No. 33-0126- An Act amending Title 3, chapter 1 of the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens said that a local program to aggressively fight white collar crime would most likely pay for itself. “When we go after crimes like fraud, corruption and tax evasion it often means we also curtail losses to the Government or even gain new revenue,” Senator Gittens

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George today released a statement expressing disappointment upon learning that the 33rd Legislature in its 2020 Budget rejected the funding proposed for the White Collar Crime and Corruption section of the V.I. Department of Justice. The change was proposed by Governor Albert Bryan,

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By KELVIN DENNIE/St. Croix Taxi Driver Dear Editor: As a taxi driver in the territory for over 30 years, I cannot remain quiet after this second attempt to deny me the right of accepting the form of payment I choose. The mandatory language spoils the whole intent of the bill.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority leadership and members of the Public Services Commission will be subpoenaed to appear before the 33rdLegislature to address what Senator Kenneth L. Gittens called “serious and myriad” problems at the utility. During Tuesday’s Legislative Session, Senator Gittens told his colleagues it was

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CHRISTIANSTED —  St. Croix Senator Kenneth Gittens will introduce a measure to restructure the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission, to include eliminating salaried positions for commissioners.  Gittens’ legislation calls for V.I. Casino Control commissioners to be paid a stipend for their attendance at meetings as opposed to holding full-time salaried

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CHRISTIANSTED — Senator Kenneth Gittens has extended greetings to residents ahead of this week’s Emancipation Day and Independence Day commemorations. “It is my hope everyone remembers the significance of these holidays and the sacrifices made to achieve them as they enjoy attending one of this week’s special events or spending

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Lawmakers approved a bill that would ban the sale of sunscreens with ingredients that environmentalists say are harming the ocean. The Virgin Islands Legislature on Monday unanimously passed bill number 33-0043, which bans the sale, distribution and import of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Environmentalists welcomed the

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