April 28, 2017 12:21 pm Last modified: 8:23 am

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WAPA Board OKs Purchase of Smart Meters for St. Croix Water Distribution System

The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of 3,000 new ultrasonic Badger meters for the district of St. Croix.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, center, flanked by IRB Director Marvin Pickering, left, and Attorney General Claude Walker at Wednesday's press conference (Photo provided by Government House)

Mapp Administration Going After Delinquent Taxpayers

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday he is creating a task force to try to collect from delinquent taxpayers. Mapp has authorized the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Justice to take “robust action” to collect at least 15 percent of what is due.
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Innovative and Choice Come Together as Viya

Innovative and Choice Wireless unveiled a new corporate branding image Wednesday, as the two companies came together as Viya, a newly merged communications and entertainment company committed to quality service, officials said at a press conference.
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WAPA Restores Service After Rotating Interruptions

UPDATE: The V.I. Water and Power Authority was able to fully restore service to St. Thomas and St John after a series of challenges to its generating plant forced service interruptions to feeders across the islands.
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Grocery’s Lawsuit Against ‘Plastic Bag Ban’ Spurs More Questions About Law

Since legislation that bans single-use plastic bags being given out at the territory’s checkout lines went into enforceable effect on April 1, a number of questions have surfaced about the law.
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Careful What You Order Online

Virgin Islanders be careful shopping online; say if those shoes seem like a little too good a deal, because if it's a fake that violates U.S. trademark laws, federal officials may confiscate it and you'll be out the cost.
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Flash Flood Watch Extended to Tuesday Morning

The flash flood watch in effect since the weekend for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico has been extended until 6 a.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service in San Juan.
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USVI revenues sources 2004-2016

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 2, The Hovensa Effect

After several years of annual losses approaching half a billion dollars, Hovensa closed in 2012. The data shows the loss of revenues from the worldwide recession and the Hovensa closure are the largest culprits in the territory's structural deficits.
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Flash Flood Watch Extended Through Monday

The National Weather Service extended the flash flood watch issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to be effective through Monday evening.
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Flood Danger Upgraded for STX

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for St. Croix effective through 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Locations that will experience flooding include Grove Place, Frederiksted South, Christiansted and Frederiksted, according to the NWS.
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