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Mapp Nominates Frorup-Ali to JFL Hospital Board

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated Theresa Frorup-Ali to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center Board of Directors The appointment is for a three-year term.

Two Sentenced for Smuggling Immigrants

Kenrick Christopher of Grenada was sentenced to 23 months in prison, and Jeard Shillingford of Dominica was sentenced to 18 months in prison for inducing immigrants to illegally enter the U.S.

Senate Takes Second Swipe at Pension Reform

A revised retirement reform bill approved during special session of the Legislature on Monday night aims to strengthen GERS by reducing some benefits. The governor vetoed the original bill.

Corals Bleaching in Territory’s Shallows

While the problem isn’t anywhere near the level it was in 2005, some coral species are bleaching in some locations in the territory, according to a USGS biologist and local divers.

Property and Procurement Cracking Down on Unauthorized Government Purchases

If any government official signs a contract for goods or services that has not been properly approved, that person will be responsible for the contract and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Walker Subpoenas Venezuelan Government in Hess Case

Acting V.I. Attorney General Claude Walker has served a subpoena on the government of Venezuela demanding that its government-owned oil company explain its role in the closing of the Hovensa refinery on St. Croix.

Mapp Establishes V.I. Climate Change Council

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an executive order Friday to prepare the territory for the impacts of climate change, providing for the creation of the U.S. Virgin Islands Climate Change Council.

UVI Event Marks World Food Day

Sunday's scattered showers were a reminder for those attending annual World Food Day celebration at the University of the Virgin Islands about the basic things our food plants need to thrive.

VIERS Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Tektite 11’s End

It’s been 45 years since the second Tektite project ended at what is now the V.I. Environmental Resource Station at Lameshur, St. John, and VIERS celebrated Saturday with a slide show, film and remarks by four of the men who served as support divers on the project.

Frederiksted Stadium Project Resumes Monday

Work on the Paul E. Joseph Stadium and Sports Complex Project in Frederiksted will restart Monday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced in a Government House news release.

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