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Innovative Gives Boys and Girls Clubs $11,000

For more than two decades Innovative has been donating manpower and money to the Boys andGirls Clubs of the Virgin Islands, investing in the future of local youngsters.

Plaskett Holds Her First Townhall Meeting

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett discussed her first weeks in office and her goals, and answered questions from the audience on a variety of issues during a town hall meeting Wednesday at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix.

Port Authority Announces New Projects

The V.I. Port Authority announced Wednesday three new projects and the near completion of paving at the container port on St. Croix.

Senate Passes New Tax Breaks For Film and Video

The V.I. Legislature approved bills creating new film and video tax breaks, appropriating money to fight the owners of the shuttered Hovensa refinery in court and changing the Legislature's budget calendar to match the calendar year, during session Wednesday.

WICO Nixes Plans for Long Bay Landing

Citing a potential negative impact on the quality of life of Virgin Islanders, the board of the West Indian Company Ltd. has suspended its plans for a new cruise ship pier in downtown St. Thomas, WICO said in a Wednesday press release.

Legislature Holds 12 Mapp Nominees Over Pay Rates During Fiscal Crisis

The V.I. Legislature voted in full session during Wednesday to temporarily hold a dozen of Gov. Kenneth Mapp's cabinet nominees to pressure Mapp into addressing, or possibly reversing, large pay increases for four of the nominees.

HBO Series Looks at Voting Rights – or Their Lack – in V.I., Other...

The voting rights – or lack thereof – in the U.S. territories was the subject of a commentary Sunday on the HBO comedy program 'Last Week Tonight.'

Former Gang Member Says Rehabilitation Happens in a Loving Community

When former gang member Hector Verdugo speaks, people listen. This week that included Rotary members, top law enforcement brass, My Brother’s Workshop Café and Addelita Cancryn Junior High.

Total Petroleum to Pay Penalty for Leaks Affecting V.I. and Puerto Rico

Total Puerto Rico has agreed to pay a $426,000 civil penalty, spend about a million dollars on environmental compliance measures and put in a $600,000 centralized monitoring system to prevent leaks.

Public Works Hopes to Save Money by Doing More In-House

The Department of Public Works can get more done with less money by doing more jobs in-house, acting Public Works Commissioner Gustav James said during his nomination hearing Monday.

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