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NOAA Announces Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for Grouper

The public is reminded that there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin…

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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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Quantum of the Seas Sets WICO Record on Inaugural Visit

Royal Caribbean International's 1,140-foot cruise liner Quantum of the Seas became the largest cruise ship ever to berth at the West Indian Co. Ltd. company dock on St. Thomas on Tuesday.

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2015-01-27 20:32:12
Interior Confronts Climate Change in Territories

The Virgin Islands is about to get a push in addressing environmental and economic issues associated with climate change, thanks to a newly created position of climate change coordinator.

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2015-01-27 20:01:03
Senators Upbeat on Mapp's State of the Territory Address

Senators gave Gov. Kenneth Mapp high marks for laying out a clear picture of the territory's financial woes and pointing to a way forward at his first state of the territory address Monday.

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2015-01-27 03:16:11
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NEW TAXI ASSOCIATION LEADER FAVORS FEDERATION

The new president of the V.I. Taxi Association, Eustace "De Cooker" Grant, used the installation ceremony for new association officers and directors Monday night as a forum to call on his fellow cab drivers to support the creation of a taxi federation in the islands. "If we don't come together," he told them, "we'll find ourselves out of the taxi industry."
Grant also called on Port Authority officials to enforce a Territorial Court order upholding the exclusive franchise the association has at the Cyril E. King airport. He said some hotels contract outside taxi operators to pick up guests at the airport and termed the practice illegal.
Addressing the association at the ceremony, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull underscored the importance of the hospitality industry and the role taxi operators play as ambassadors of the islands. "Taxi drivers are the heart of the tourism industry," he said. "You make the first and last impression to our many visitors."
The association paid tribute to The West Indian Company president Edward Thomas, Territorial Court Judge Ive A. Swan and Judge-designate Rhys Hodge for their contributions to the association. At Monday night's installation ceremony, Swan administered the oath of office to the officers and directors, who serve for two-year terms.

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