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Fed Auditors Give High Marks to DOJ’s Paternity and Child Support Division

The Department of Justice's Paternity and Child Support Division got very high marks in a recent federal audit, according to DOJ.
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Governor’s Brother Approves Mass Termination of VIPA Management

David Mapp, acting head of the V.I. Port Authority and brother to Gov. Kenneth Mapp, has approved the ouster of most of VIPA's top management, two independent sources tell the Source.
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Arturo Watlington Sr.

Election Board Votes Not to Certify Special Election Result

After a meeting that lasted only15 minutes, St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections members voted Monday not to certify the April 8 special election results and left the matter in the hands of the Senate to figure out.
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Figure 4: Pension Contributions, Pension Payments and Payment Deficits (Click on image for larger view)

The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 3: The GERS Time Bomb

The V.I. Government Employee Retirement System is heading toward insolvency. There are no good options left to prevent this from happening. It will sell all its assets and be unable to make full monthly pension payments by 2025 at the latest.
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Senate President Myron Jackson

Senate President Says Courts Have Final Say on Elections Law

The courts have the final say on what the law means, Senate President Myron Jackson said in a response to minority senators who want the Senate to weigh in on whether Senate candidate Kevin Rodriquez or special election victor Janelle Sarauw should be seated.
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Cohen Named New GERS Retiree Trustee

Former government employee Stephen Cohen has been selected to complete the term of Judge Edgar Ross on the board of trustees of the V.I. Government Employee Retirement System, GERS announced Monday.
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Six Boaters Rescued Between St. Thomas, St. Croix

Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in the waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Alvaro Pilar talks about changes coming to telecommunications in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Viya Aims to Take Advantage of Changes in Telecom Industry

Alvaro Pilar, head of Viya, said the company formed by the combining of Innovative and Choice is keeping up with changes in the industry that will result in faster internet speeds, more cable channels and a new focus on customer service.
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Flood Advisory Issued for St. Croix

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for St. Croix effective through 1:45 a.m. Monday. According to the NWS's San Juan office, Doppler radar indicates the rain that began falling Sunday night will cause minor flooding on the island.
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On St. Croix, Earth Day marchers celebrate the annual even with a parade through Frederiksted. (Susan Ellis photo)

V.I. Commemorates Earth Day

Earth Day activities were held on St. Croix and St. Thomas Saturday, commemorating the remembrance and advocating for action to counteract the damage being done to the planet and its vulnerable inhabitants.
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