May 22, 2017 9:58 pm Last modified: 3:50 pm

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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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A cruise ship visits the Fredericksted pier on St. Croix. (John Baur photo)

Tourism Addresses Steep Decline in St. Croix Cruise Ship Visits

Steps are being taken to counter an almost 75 percent decrease in cruise ship passengers to St. Croix this year, the Virgin Islands Tourism commissioner told the Source.
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GERS Complex on St. Croix. (Source file photo)

Government Still Behind Paying GERS

The V.I. government is now making payments to GERS, but it is way behind. GERS Administrator Austin Nibbs said the central government had not made payments for the April 13; April 27 and May 11 pay days.
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Legislature to Host Public African Liberation Day Celebration May 25

The public is invited to attend the activities, which will be broadcast on LEGIT TV via Channel 17 on St. Thomas-St. John or Channel 5 on St. Croix on Innovative Cable.
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This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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Veterans Affairs, American Legion Schedule V.I. Memorial Day Activities

Following custom, the VA will have activities on all three islands. The following is a list of the dates, times and locations of this year’s events.
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Branker Estate Donates $48,000 to JFL

On Friday, officials and staff from the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL) received $48,000 to support the hospital’s hemodialysis units and cardiac center.
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GVI and Airbnb Sign Groundbreaking Tax Agreement in Caribbean

The V.I. Government and Airbnb have signed an agreement in the Caribbean that will allow the platform to collect the 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the BIR.
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Man Killed in Barren Spot Shooting

At least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle at about noon Friday in Barren Spot, leaving one man dead, the V.I. Police reported.
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