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Mapp Moves to Dismiss Whistleblower Complaint

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has filed to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former special assistant attorney general, arguing that she is not a "whistleblower" as defined in the law.

WAPA Approves Base Rate Petitions to Fund Generator Lease Payments, Unit Overhaul

A petition for an electric base rate increase approved by the WAPA board Monday would cover six more months of lease payments for one generator, along with an overhaul to a unit, for $8.3 million.

Undercurrents: Cash Flow Woes Make for Risky Business

The territory’s safety net for insurance claims rests with its ability to borrow millions of dollars in the face of economic disaster.

Feds File Suit Against V.I. Government Over VIWMA

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the V.I. government for its failure to live up to the terms of consent decrees between the VIWMA, the V.I. government and the federal EPA.

Crucian Fusion Dining Excursions Continue

The main course of this week’s Crucian Fusion Culinary Excursion is Saturday’s gourmet food and drinks competition and tasting at Whim Plantation Museum, but events are also planned midweek.

Colorado State Close with 2015 Hurricane Season Prediction

With the 2015 hurricane season officially over, Colorado State University sent out its annual how-we-did press release comparing its predictions for the season to what actually happened.

Not for Profit: Animal Welfare Center, Humane Learning Center Need Volunteers

Therese Donarski, temporary shelter coordinator at the Animal Welfare Center and director of Humane Learning Center, said the shelter desperately needs volunteers.

Six Injured in Holiday Weekend Shootings

Six men were injured in three separate shooting incidents that took place over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Wet Weather to Continue Until Midweek

V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency reported mudslides with rocks in the middle of the road in Altona and debris from flooding in Bovoni and flooding along the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie. On St. Croix, WAPA reported an electrical outage to a portion of Feeder 6A as tree limbs fell on power lines.

V.I. Marks World AIDS Day Tuesday

The territory has made notable strides in the last year to suppress HIV in infected patients and prevent it from potentially progressing to AIDS, but there are still major roadblocks to ending its transmission.





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