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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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ATLANTA —  In a recent Virgin Islands Senate hearing on Tourism, Sen. Kurt Vialet and Sen. Alicia Chucky Hansen, created an uproar when they accused reggae superstar Pressure Busspipe, of not speaking in his native Virgin Islands accent and instead co-opting the accent of a Jamaican.  The Senate hearing also brought out

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HISTORIC PHOTO OF DANISH SLAVERY IN THE V.I. FREDERIKSTED — The Moravian Church in Denmark in conjunction with several Danish citizens have released a statement apologizing for the atrocities of slavery in the Virgin Islands, as its former territory reflects on the Transfer Centennial and one hundred years under the

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MOST EFFECTIVE EVER? Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Just days after the most powerful U.S. Attorney in the country — Preet Bharara of New York — defied President Donald Trump’s demand that he submit his resignation — the U.S. Attorney for the territory said that he will comply with the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — We Grow Food, Inc. is hosting an historic event on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Bordeaux Farmers’ Market from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Organizers said that the “event is dedicated to the youth of the Virgin Islands with a focus on reducing and ceasing gun violence especially amongst our young

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted to Senate President Myron Jackson the proposed bill known as the “Virgin Islands Timeshare Act.”  The Bill is the product of a cooperative effort between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the timeshare industry, and has been crafted to benefit the GVI,

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“My personal dignity is at stake here.”–Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of Property and Procurement came to the governor’s defense to say that the chief executive is one of only two people authorized by law to have his own government vehicle for personal and government business. Property and Procurement

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