December 11, 2017 11:00 am Last modified: 11:50 pm

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Update: WAPA Estimates Territory-wide Restoration of Electric Service Now at 48 Percent

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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Court Rules EDA Loan Records Are Open to Public Scrutiny

Superior Court Judge Renee Gumbs-Carty has ordered the Economic Development Authority to turn over records about its loan practices, with a January hearing scheduled for lawyers to discuss details.
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Update: WAPA and Its Contractors Installing Streetlights Along Major Highways and Thoroughfares

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) gives an update on the progress it is making on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
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EPA Continues to Collect Hazardous Materials, Releases Collection Dates/ Locations

Household hazardous waste should not be thrown out with regular trash as it can contaminate the land, waterways and groundwater.
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BIR Excise Office to Re-Open at Rohlsen Airport

The St. Croix Excise Tax Office at Henry Rohlsen Airport will be re-opening for business beginning on Monday, Dec. 11.
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Eduardo Garcia Does Well at NACAC Half-Marathon Championships in Cuba

The VITFF announced today that V.I. National Track and Field Team long-distance runner Eduardo Garcia made history running in the first NACAC Half-Marathon Championships.
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Sens. Marvin Blender, Kurt Vialet, Jean Forde, Novelle Francis, Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly, Kevin Smith, Janelle Sarauw, Sammuel Sanes and Dwayne Degraff huddle over budget documents during a recess of the Finance Committee Tuesday. (Barry Leerdam photo for the V.I. Legislature)

Fed Disaster Loans Not Nearly Enough to Fill V.I. Budget Gap, Budget Director Says

This year's hurricanes have gutted the territory's revenues, so even with $250 million from federal disaster loans, the V.I. government will still be short more than $200 million, administration officials told senators.
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School children dance down King Street during the 2016 Children’s Parade. This year the Children's Parade will be merged with the Adult Parade. (Susan Ellis photo)

Crucian Festival Committee Rearranges Events

Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control – such as destroyed venues and the lack of electricity – several of the most popular Crucian Christmas Festival events have been rearranged over the next few weeks.
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An earth-mover scoops up a load of debris at Magens Ba7.

Jackson Says He’ll Seek Override if Governor Vetoes Burn Ban

Senate President Myron Jackson (D-STT) said Tuesday that if Gov. Kenneth Mapp vetoes the ban on burning storm debris the Legislature recently approved, he will ask his fellow legislators to override the veto.
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The USVI Hurricane Heroes calendar features first responders and lineman who came to the territory's aid. (Photo by Rebecca Howe)

Calendar Honors USVI Hurricane Heroes; Available for Pre-Order

With the influx of first responders and stateside linemen into the territory post-hurricanes, a small group of residents banded together to create a singular “thank you” gift that is now available for pre-order online.
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