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Man and Horse, Frederiksted, St. Croix. (Bill Kossler photo)

Man and Horse, Frederiksted, St. Croix. (Bill Kossler photo)

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WICO President Clifford Graham testifies. (Photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

Senate Rules Committee Keeps WICO Alternative Tax Unchanged

Members of the Senate Rules Committee sent a bill to buy the historic Estate Catherineberg house from the West Indian company on for a final floor vote after taking out a provision to cut WICO's statutory payment in lieu of taxes.
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Horses race at St. Croix's Randall 'Doc' James Racetrack. (File photo)

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 7, What About Horse Racing and Casino Gambling?

In recent years the V.I. government has changed the laws to expand slot machine gambling, first to try to build hotels in the 1990s, then to help an existing hotel and in hopes of revitalizing horse racing.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Human Services Commissioner Felecia Blyden at Friday's press conference

Feds Approve V.I. Medicaid Expansion

Nineteen thousand more Virgin Islanders are now eligible for healthcare and prescription drug coverage under the federal Medicaid program under expanded funding in the federal Affordable Care Act.
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From left, Kiara Lionel, Aaniyra Lionel and Azarah Almestica walk a few laps Sunday during the Relay for Life. The girls were part of the team from Viya.

Participation Down for Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

The number of teams walking and running in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life dropped significantly this year, as 34 teams took part instead of the 60 hoped for.
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Editorial / Blogs

Virtue of the Week: Loyalty

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals when the going gets tough as well as when things are good.
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Virtue of the Week: Confidence

Confidence is having faith in someone. Self-confidence is trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens.
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The Crisis: Another Dimension

If you've seen one Caribbean island, you've seen them all. St. Thomas, St. Kitts, you're all the same. But they are not all the same, and the differences add up to a critical challenge in defining the Virgin Islands' response to the emerging crisis.
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Dredging Charlotte Amalie Harbor Is Crucial to Long Term Prosperity

This is the last installment of Filippo Cassenelli’s commentaries on the proposed Havensight enhancement project being planned by GERS and WICO and the future prosperity of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor
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