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Speaker at UVI Violence Summit Tells of Rising from the Depths

A survivor of human trafficking and a local police detective were among the dynamic speakers at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit sponsored by UVI's Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism.
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Middle States Continues UVI Accreditation

UVI President David Hall said Tuesday that the territory’s college has retained accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in fact, was commended in several areas for outstanding performance.
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PSC Leaves LEAC the Same, Makes Base-Rate Increase Permanent

Prompted by another disagreement over numbers, Public Services Commission members voted Tuesday to keep electric Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause – known as LEAC – rates the same until the end of the year.
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Mapp Approves Medicaid Match, Hospital Funds

Along with a slew of other measures, Gov. Kenneth Mapp approved spending $2.5 million in reprogrammed bond funds for emergency repairs and sewer line replacement at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
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Mapp Vetoes Extension on Plastic Grocery Bags

Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoed an extension on the use of plastic grocery bags; tighter restrictions on back-billing by the Water and Power Authority and criticized unfunded expenses, while acting on an array of legislation Monday.
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UVI Getting $594,680 Fed Energy Efficiency Grant

The Department of the Interior has awarded the U.S. Virgin Islands grants totaling $594,680 out of about $3.5 million allocated to the U.S. insular territories for energy conservation and alternative energy projects.
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Fort to Fort Walk 2013

17th Annual Emancipation Day: Fort To Fort “WALK To Freedom”

For the 17th year in a row, St. Croix residents will commemorate the July 3 anniversary of emancipation in the Danish West Indies, walking from Fort Christiansvaern to Fort Frederik.
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Senate To Decide If Rodriquez or Sarauw Will Be 15th Senator

The V.I. Legislature is holding a special session Tuesday to hear testimony and perhaps decide who is to fill the St. Thomas seat that has remained empty since the other 14 senators were sworn into office in January.
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The V.I. Budget Crisis, Part 12: What Else Can the USVI Do To Help? Rationalizing Government Agencies

As the territory struggles with its budget crisis, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and members of the Legislature have talked about the possibility of consolidating some government agencies to save money by cutting administrative costs or operating more efficiently. Sometimes making government func
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Q & A – WAPA Executive Director Rhymer Talks About New Power Generation

Over the next five years, the V.I. Water and Power Authority is planning a major overhaul of its power generating units to better serve the territory and avoid increasingly common blackouts.
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