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CRUZ BAY — A window has been cracked open to allow officials an opportunity to engineer a land swap for a public school on St. John near the Virgin Islands National Park. Under the agreement signed Thursday, Interior officials and those from the local government will have a year to work

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Fire Service said that it has been awarded $237,796 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ Technical Assistance Program. The funding will be used to purchase one Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) for each district. These vehicles are

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WASHINGTON — Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech and Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Director Nik Pula will be in the U.S. Virgin Islands next week from November 12 – 14, the U.S. Interior Department said. Domenech and Pula will be on St. Croix and St.

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WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech presented a check to Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. for $2,228,901 this week. The monies represent an adjustment to the actual certified rum excise tax amounts for FY 2018. Certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, this

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted today, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Trump did not give

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  AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: Esther Kia’aina of American Samoa the former Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas with OIA director Nikolao Pula of American Samoa and Governor Kenneth Mapp of the USVI meet in Washington. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In an effort to get clarity

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WASHINGTON — Douglas Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced $1,202,370 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands, which supports a wide variety of needs. “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and I continue to support the leadership and

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HOLDING COURT: Ryan Zinke on St. Croix (PHOTO CREDIT: VIGOP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made a bold statement in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday to celebrate Transfer Day in his own special way. While Transfer Day is always celebrated in the U.S. Virgin

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently met with the Steering Committee of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Climate Change Council to underscore the Obama Administration’s support to help communities prepare, plan and build capacity as they assess vulnerabilities and risks to climate change. During the meeting, Jewell also

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Insular Affairs is giving the territory a half million-dollar grant to help prepare for V.I. Centennial celebrations in 2017, Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina said yesterday. The grant will help the U.S. Virgin Islands Centennial Commission as it prepares to organize events

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