August 20, 2017 1:29 pm Last modified: 12:39 pm

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The five-day storm path as forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Click on image for larger view.)

Weather Service Forecasts System Will Remain Well South of the USVI

A disorganized weather disturbance moving westward across the southern Atlantic s expected to pass well south of the Virgin Islands as it passes through the Lesser Antilles.
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Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. testifies at Thursday's budget hearing.

VIPD Continues to Struggle with Overtime Costs

A high level of overtime pay for police officers was again a point of discussion at Thursday’s Committee on Finance hearing concerning the V.I. Police Department’s FY 2018 budget.
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Mapp Seeks $9 Million More For Frederiksted Projects

Gov. Kenneth Mapp is asking the Legislature to appropriate $9 million for civil engineering projects in Frederiksted, including the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, the Terrance Martin Softball Field, and the Crucian Christmas Festival Village.
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Mapp Nominates Three to WAPA Board

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated Elizabeth Armstrong and Hubert Turnbull to be reappointed to the board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority. He also has nominated Gustav James to become the board’s newest private sector member.
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WMA Repairing Burst La Grange Sewer Main

The Waste Management Authority is continuing repairs of a break in the Lagoon Street Pump Station sewer force main that occurred four days ago on Monday, Aug. 14., near the Krystal Springs drinking water business.
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Mapp Announces Expansion of Health Insurance for V.I. Children

Health insurance for V.I. children and families will be expanded beginning Oct. 1 under the federal Child Health Insurance Program, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a news conference Wednesday.
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ALERT: WAPA Advises Residents of Electrical Service Interruptions Affecting 7 Feeders

Portions of Christiansted, Frederiksted and mid-island are affected by the service interruption.
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Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Education Officials At News Conference As Senate Education Hearing Opens

Sen. Jean Forde was not happy when Gov. Kenneth Mapp called a press conference on school readiness for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two weeks earlier he had scheduled a Senate hearing on the same topic at 10 a.m.
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USVI Debt, Debt Service and Local Revenues, 2004-2016. Data compiled from V.I. government budget documentation and other sources by Bill Kossler. (Click on image for larger view.)

Downward Spiral: Debt Rating Agencies Downgrade USVI Again

Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the debt rating agency, downgraded nearly $2 billion in USVI bond debt for the third time in less than two years. Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings followed suit.
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Consent Decree: VIPD Drawing Close on Use-of-Force Compliance

The head of the Virgin Islands Police Department said he’s confident that a years’ long effort to meet the demands of a federal court for a use-of-force policy is close to resolution.
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