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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

Governor Set to Give State of the Territory Address on Monday

Gov. Kenneth Mapp will deliver his inaugural state of the territory address at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 

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Now Playing: “American Sniper,” “Unbroken” and “The Wedding Ringer”

The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

Owners Clean Up in Wake of Mongoose Junction Blaze

The day after a blaze ripped through the second level of Mongoose Junction I, employees and business owners Saturday morning were assessing the damage andclearing away the  debris.

Diase-Coffelt: Mapp Was Treating DOJ as 'Own Private Law Firm’

Fighting the “war against corruption” being waged within the V.I. Department of Justice takes the right “weapons and tools” but former V.I. Attorney General designee Soraya Diase-Coffelt said at a news conference…

GERS Enacts Pension Reform

Aiming to keep the Government Employee Retirement System from projected insolvency in just seven years, the GERS board voted during its regular monthly meeting Thursday to increase some less senior employee's pension …

Fire at Mongoose Junction Guts The Beauty Lounge, St. John Brewer’s Tap Room

Fire alarms rang throughout Cruz Bay’s popular shopping complex Mongoose Junction early Friday afternoon as smoke began billowing out into the street from the second floor.

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Bearing One with Another in the New Year

I was trying to think of something hopeful or profound to say to welcome in the New Year when I came upon a quote from…

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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish and concentrate…

Attorney Douglas Sprotte Responds

Senior prosecutor Douglas Sprotte responds to rumors relative to his resignation.

The Crazy Woman’s Guide to Health

Empirical knowledge is far more important to me than all the crap we are bombarded with in the media –…

Undercurrents: VIHFA Takes Care of the ‘Pennies’

Little things can mean a lot, for example the $1.9 million of federal funds channeled through the V.I. Housing…

Governor Issues Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Message

Government House issued the following message from Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Virtue of the Week: Diligence

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step.…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

JFL Board Meets New COO and CFO

The Board of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Wednesday reaffirmed a two-year old hiring freeze, discussed staffing and introduced two new senior financial administrators.

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ON ST. JOHN

Regional Director Hears Complaints abut Campground Conditions

Stan Austin, the National Park Service’s southeast regional director, got an earful Sunday from disgruntled Cinnamon Bay Campground campers fed up with its conditions.

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