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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. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kevin

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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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 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 as the

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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, teetering on

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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 for it

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POINT OF NO RETURN: Gov. Kenneth Mapp points to an outdoor area in the Krause lagoon on St. Croix where Government House could be moved to as a cost-cutting measure. CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  “Significant” reductions in government spending are proposed in the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget submitted to the Legislature on Friday,

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FINAL RESPECTS: Flags in the territory will fly at half-staff in tribute to the life of former Senate President Bingley Richardson, Sr., (left) according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp. And Acting Gov. Osbert Potter declared Wednesday that June 10, 2017 is “Bingley Richardson Sr. Day” in the territory. CHARLOTTE AMALIE —

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MASTS AT HALF STAFF: Gov. Kenneth Mapp extended his condolences to the family of former Senate President Bingley Richardson Sr. Richardson was a boat captain and native of St. Thomas who was elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He gave former Sen. Adlah

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ALTERED STATES: Gov. Mapp: “I admire them trying to be tricky … but if you want to be truly tricky, the idea is not to get caught … trust me! Nobody talks about my $20K per month Estate Nazareth apartment any more.” CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Problems with legislation considered during

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CHILD ABUSE THREAT: Advocates of the homeschool/family prison law are Sen. Novelle Francis (left) U.S. Virgin Islands Homeschoolers President Amy Herrick (middle) and Attorney Scott Woodruff (right). CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Child safety advocates are hailing the fact that Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed the deeply-flawed homeschool/”family prison” law which the Legislature

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