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Human Services Relocates SNAP and MAP Offices

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, aka the Food Stamps Program) and the Medicaid Assistance Program (MAP) have relocated their main offices.
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17 federal officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

The U.S. Virgin Islands commissioned 17 federal law enforcement officers as Virgin Islands Peace Officers after the officers completed an orientation on Virgin Islands history and culture.
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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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Hoops in Paradise Invitational Tournament Draws USVI, BVI, PR Teams

The V.I. Department of Education in conjunction with the Bertha C. Boschulte (BCB) Middle School and Island Ballers have been hosting the first Hoops in Paradise Invitational Tournament at the BCB Gymnasium, April 23-26.
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Junior Tri VI Holds St Croix Splash ‘n Dash at Chenay Bay, St. Croix, April 23

Sunday morning marked the end of the Junior Tri VI season, which is a series of multi-sports events for kids ages 5 to 15 that is hosted by the V.I. Triathlon Federation.
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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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