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From left, Public Works Commissioner Nelson Petty, Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter outline plans for a major overhaul of the territory’s road system.

Mapp: $530K Awarded for Phase One of $1.2 Billion Road System

It will take three to five years and $1.2 billion to overhaul all of the territory’s main roads, but the first phase of that process will soon begin, backed by $530 million recently approved by a range of federal agencies, according to Gov. Kenneth Mapp.
My Brothers Workshop is one of the V.I. non-profit groups to receive belated funds from the Government of the Virgin Islands. (File photo)

Government Releases Funds to Non-Profits

The Mapp administration is making good on its promise to release overdue funding to V.I. non-profits for the current fiscal year. However, there appears to be no plan to make up a substantial shortfall from fiscal year 2017. And there are no promises beyond the third quarter of FY 2018.
Barbara Jackson-McIntosh (File photo)

Judge Hears Challenge to Elections Board Reforms

A Superior Court judge is expected to rule on a challenge to laws passed by the Senate last year restructuring the entities that oversee the conduct of elections in the Virgin Islands.
Sen. Kurt Vialet chairs Wednesday's hearing the Senate Finance Committee. (Photo by Onaje Simmonds, Legislature of the Virgin Islands 2017 Summer Intern)

Senate OKs Government Employee Insurance Plans

In a session that lasted most of the day Tuesday, the V.I. Senate ratified insurance agreements between Cigna and government employees that are already in effect, drawing objection from lawmakers who thought they should have been given a say before the fact.
Dorene Brown-Louis (Facebook photo)

Congressional Aide Gets Probation in Plaskett Photo Case

The Congressional staffer who admitted her role in a scheme to discredit the Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress was sentenced Monday in the District Court of the District of Columbia.

Fight for Presidential Vote Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

The plaintiffs in Segovia v. United States filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, taking another step in a decades-long effort to gain Virgin Islanders and resident of two other U.S. territories the right to vote for president.
A Silver Airways Saab 340 plane. Silver announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Seaborne Airline.

Silver Airlines Completes Takeover of Seaborne

Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, the one-time Virgin Islands-based carrier that operated sea planes between the islands.
New acting Superintendent Steve Black will be in charge of the V.I. National Park until July.

New VINP Acting Superintendent Says Cinnamon Bay Unlikely to Reopen this Year

Cinnamon Bay Campground, the popular St. John campground within the Virgin Islands National Park that was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September, will not re-open for the 2018-19 tourist season, according to Steve Black, the newly named acting superintendent of the Virgin Islands National Park.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas

EPA Says Recovery Puts Focus on Solid Waste Management

Putting in place a solid waste management plan and strategy to tap into millions in federal funds made available to deal with local health...

Shappert Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for V.I.

Gretchen C.F. Shappert, who has served as interim U.S. attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands since January, as sworn in Monday by U.S. District...

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