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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The “indomitable spirit of the people of the territory was unmistakable” as Virgin Islanders and visitors filled the downtown streets of St. Thomas on Friday for the 2018 Carnival Children’s Parade and on Saturday for this year’s Carnival Adult’s Parade. Despite the challenges of recovering

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islanders from home and abroad, along with visitors to the territory, filled Emancipation Garden for the 66th annual food fair held every Wednesday of Carnival week. The arts and crafts and the food were especially sweet after very challenging months for the four islands.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE -– The territory’s recovery from last fall’s devastating hurricanes continues to progress with the approval of the contract for the engineering, construction and installation of 240 temporary classrooms by Governor Kenneth Mapp. The agreement also provides for 19 large Sprung structures that can serve as cafeterias and gymnasiums. V.I. Education Commissioner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp has directed the Virgin Islands Health Department and the territory’s hospitals to develop a patient pre-evacuation plan in the event of any major storms this hurricane season. Such a plan is critical given the damaged state of Virgin Islands healthcare facilities, he said. Although

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens said that just about $5 million in tax refunds will be sent out tomorrow. Collens said about 1,500 refund checks will be mailed out totaling $4.95 million, Collens said. About on-third of the refunds being sent out are for 2016. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Director Marvin Pickering reports

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp addressed the League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands during their annual meeting at E’s Garden Teahouse on Saturday. Governor Mapp touched on hurricane recovery, long-term resiliency efforts, tourism, education and many other issues during his remarks and a lengthy question

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Task Force has held its first three community meetings on St. Croix as part of Governor Kenneth Mapp’s promise to ensure public input in plans for the long-term rebuilding of the territory. At least 50 participants came to each of the St. Croix meetings

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter are encouraging residents and visitors to take part in the upcoming Virgin Islands Carnival celebrations and to enjoy the festivities responsibly. Governor Mapp, by proclamation, has granted administrative leave for government employees. The public is reminded that most government

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that “a wide variety of new career opportunities within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands are now available to the public.” Job openings include positions in accounting, education, law enforcement and engineering. “Through the tireless and strategic efforts of Governor Kenneth

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