June 29, 2017 3:23 am Last modified: 5:04 pm


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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Woman Charged with Stabbing Infant

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested 20-year-old Hadiyah Shabazz and charged her with stabbing a three-month old child.
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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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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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Reformulated Sentences Bring No Relief to Pair Convicted of Racketeering, Extortion

Two former police officers convicted of racketeering and extortion couldn’t get a break on sentencing in District Court on Monday. Officers Enid Edwards and Francis Brooks were sent back to prison for another 10 years apiece.
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Government House. (File photo)qGovernment House. (File photo)

NY Times Says Financial Worries Shifting to USVI

Sunday, the New York Times jumped in with a 2,000-word article – "After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands."
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