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Senate Panel OKs Swim Zone at Cruz Bay Beach, 2 Other CZM Permits

The Legislature’s Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management and Planning approved three minor Coastal Zone Management permits Wednesday, including a plan to create a swimming area at Cruz Bay Beach.
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Gladys Gonzalez and Vianca Medina awards day at Lew Muckle.

Project Promise Caterpillar Project Gives Student New Goals

Vianca Medina, a student in the Caterpillar Project at Lew Muckle Elementary School, is accomplishing things in school she never dreamed of doing, like writing a book and reading it to dignitaries and peers.
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Police Seek Black Toyota ID’d in Woman’s Traffic Death

Police are looking for a Black Toyota Corolla with exterior damage that was identified by witnesses as the vehicle that struck and killed 47-year-old Marie Luz Rivera Tuesday night on the Melvin H. Evans Highway.
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WAPA Part 2: Understanding the Finances

While unpaid bills have kept the V.I. Water and Power Authority in negotiations with its propane supplier, officials have established a plan behind the scenes to build the utility’s reserve.
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Tropical Storm Don Churns Slowly Across Southern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Don continued to churn slowly across the southern Caribbean Tuesday evening, expected to pass the Windward Islands late at night and barely maintaining wind velocity to retain its status as a tropical storm.
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Senate Ready to Debate Budget – But There’s Something Missing

Under Virgin Islands law, the governor is required to submit a budget for the coming fiscal year by the end of May. But Gov. Kenneth Mapp delayed.
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Minor Oil Spill Reported at Limetree Bay

Ten gallons of #6 fuel oil that spilled into the sea at Limetree Bay Terminal last Saturday morning was remediated by floating barriers and absorbents.
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Ratings Agency Keeps V.I. Bonds on Negative Watch

The major credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings announced Monday it is maintaining a negative watch status on V.I. bonds, currently categorized by the agency as “non-investment grade.”
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NOAA weather map. Click for larger view.

Tropical Storm Don Losing Steam as it Approaches Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Don, began losing steam Tuesday morning as it approached the Windward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center and other weather observers.
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AG Walker Targets ‘Deadbeat Dads’

Attorney General Claude Walker said Monday that he is going to do everything possible to collect child support from "deadbeat dads," including taking away driver's licenses and business licenses.
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