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WICO Says it Doesn’t Have to Disclose Meeting Minutes to Owners

WICO officials drew a line in the sand Thursday with the Senate Committee of the Whole, saying they were not required to supply internal information and were also prohibited from doing so.

DPNR to Take Action Against Rum Distilleries over Black Fungus

DPNR Commissioner-designee Dawn Henry said her department intends to file a notice of violation against the two local rum distilleries to mitigate the rum fungus affecting several neighborhoods.

Mapp Signs Marriage Equality Executive Order; Measure Awaits James’ Action

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp on Thursday signed an executive order bringing Virgin Island's law into conformance with the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality, Government House announced.

Wallace Withdraws from Health Commissioner Nomination

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp sent a letter to Senate President Neville James on Thursday withdrawing the nomination of Phyllis Wallace as the Commissioner of the Department of Health.

ICE Launches Task Force to Combat Child predators

Homeland Security Investigations has partnered with local, state and federal law enforcement and community leaders to form the U.S. Virgin Islands Crimes Against Children Task Force.

V.I. Special Olympians Training Hard for 2015 World Games

Nineteen V.I. athletes are traveling to Los Angeles this month to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in track and field, bowling, swimming and power lifting

Inspector General Still Investigating Flawed Property Auctions

People with money and property titles left up in the air after flawed real property tax auctions may see some resolution by early next year, the V.I. Inspector General's Office reported Wednesday.

College Scholarships Awarded to 11 St. Croix Community Housing Residents

The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation presented 11 students who live in affordable housing from St. Croix with grants to attend college.

Senate Considering Two Unfunded Transportation Bills

Proposed legislation would make law an unfunded mandate for public bus service on weekends and a new, V.I. budget "fund" within the budget, as a location to put money for new ferries.

Malone and V.I. Play Catch Up on Climate Change

When Government House announced Shawn Michael Malone's appointment in June, it was billed as the climate change coordinator, but the former Senate president clarified his position this week.

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