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Sunday, February 23, 2020

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Terrible Trifecta: Standard and Poor also Downgrades USVI

Directly on the heels of the Moody ratings agency downgrading V.I. debt and a week after Fitch issued a downgrade, the Standard and Poor rating agency issued a statement announcing it too has downgraded USVI debt.

GERS Board Works Around the Big Problem

The GERS’s board of trustees on Thursday rolled through routine items such as electing officers and approving the replacement of a water line and a proposal to repair the exterior of its St. Thomas complex.

11 Plead Guilty to Drug, Money Laundering Charges

Eleven people pleaded guilty Thursday on St. Thomas to drug trafficking and money laundering charges in a case involving airline employees taking advantage of their security clearances at Cyril E. King Airport.

Frederiksted Youth Get Positive Push

Fifty youngsters received a positive message Wednesday along with a gift bag from Milagros Romero at the Frederiksted Boys & Girls Club of the Virgin Islands.

Justice Department Gets New Forensic Facility, Medical Examiner

Once operational, the Justice Department’s new forensic facility on St. Thomas will help cut down on evidence processing delays and serve as a training hub for local authorities, officials said Wednesday.

Another V.I. Bond Downgrade as Fiscal Crisis Deepens

Moody's, one of the three major bond ratings agencies, announced this week it has downgraded the four existing sets of bonds secured by federal rum excise tax revenues in the USVI.

Plaskett Named Ranking Member to Oversight Subcommittee

Delegate Stacey Plaskett has been named ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment.

Plaskett Asks Mapp for Open Discussion of V.I. Fiscal Crisis

Delegate Stacey Plaskett has written to the governor that recent closed door meetings held with the Legislature and the business community should have been public and should have included her office.

Mapp Orders Start of Paul E. Joseph Stadium Work

Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday issued a formal notice to Public Works Commission Gustav James to begin work on the long anticipated Paul E. Joseph Stadium project in Frederiksted.

Eagle Scouts Hold Meet and Greet

A handful of Eagle scouts met at the Howard Wall Boy Scout Camp on St. Croix’s south shore Tuesday night to network and discuss the territory’s scouting needs.

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