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SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: Debris from Hurricane Katrina burns in the background of an area damaged by the hurricane Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 in Long Beach, Miss. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY – Island Green Living Association said today that it is pleased that the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that would

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp thanked members of the 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands for authorizing the territory’s government to enter into a Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Disaster Loan. Senators approved the Government’s borrowing initiative during Friday’s session. “By their affirmative vote, Senators have strengthened the cash liquidity

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — Today is the last day of the highly active, deadly and destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but Virgin Islanders will feel its impact for years. Politicians are still scrambling to determine how much of the next territorial budget will be dedicated to covering losses that may

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was disappointed Tuesday “regarding the 32nd Legislature’s failure to act on measures critical to continuing essential operations of the Virgin Islands government.” Senators, who were called into Special Session by the governor, adjourned without considering any of the important legislation on

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — The United States Virgin Islands is preparing to access a loan of more than $400 million from the Community Disaster Loan of the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). Speaking to reporters at Government House on St. Croix on Friday (Nov. 10th), Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that

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MEMPHIS MAFIA: According to a bankruptcy case Kevin Rodriguez was involved in, he stated in court documents that he was a resident of Tennessee. According to the Revised Organic Act, candidates for the Legislature must live in the territory for three years prior to being elected. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp tells radio DJ Addie Ottley that he will have to drastically cut health care benefits to retirees in order to keep his government out of bankruptcy. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In an effort to reduce much of the government’s cost of health insurance

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 [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Soraya Diase Coffelt said that she strongly denounces the secret meeting that the media reported took place between Gov. Kenneth Mapp and certain senators at Government House on Monday. There is no question that this meeting should have been open to the public as well

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE –- In a wide-ranging press conference held at Government House on St. Thomas Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said that he will urge the Senate to resist calls for legislation which he deems “detrimental to the territory’s fiscal health.” Mapp stressed that the territory is in dire straits,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the message from one St. Croix senator. Sen. Terrence “Positive” Nelson said on Thursday that he has submitted a medical marijuana legalization bill to the Legislature, despite the fact that there is little official support

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