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Mapp Signs Sin Tax Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law this week the unpopular "sin tax" measures aimed at reducing structural deficits.
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Port Authority OKs Contract for Gallows Bay Building and Crown Bay Dredging Correction Effort

The Virgin Islands Port Authority's Board of Governors acted Wednesday on tearing down and replacing the port’s Gallows Bay arrival building, dredging again the Crown Bay channel, and repairing the runway at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
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Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing, Possession of Mutton, Lane Snapper to Start April 1

NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen and the public of the upcoming seasonal closure on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snappers in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.
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Island Kmarts Not in Immediate Danger of Closing, as Erstwhile Retail Giant Expresses ‘Substantial Doubt’ About Its Future

Sears Holdings, the parent company that owns both Kmart and Sears, on Tuesday announced a bleak outlook, but at least for the present it doesn't appear that the four Kmart stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands are facing imminent closure.
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Joseph Gomez Lions Are Girls’ Softball Champions

The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation - St. Thomas has announced the season’s 2016-2017 Girls' Elementary Softball League champions have been crowned.
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Transfer Centennial Commission Seeks Participants for Centennial Military Parades

The Transfer Centennial Commission will be sponsoring military parades throughout the territory to recognize the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies from Denmark to the United States.
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WICO Confirms Boschulte’s Ouster

West Indian Co. Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boschulte is leaving that post but will remain on at WICO in some other capacity, as previously reported.
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Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon Planned for April 1

The Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon will be held at Magens Bay.
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After All Day Meeting, PSC Takes No Action on Agenda Items

Confidentiality issues and questions over the PSC’s jurisdiction over local wireless services prevented a section on telecommunications matters from moving forward Tuesday night.
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Head Start Workshop Teaches Community about Health, Crisis Management

During the first day of the Self Empowerment Expo on Tuesday, attendees learned a number of tricks about how to maintain a healthy body and stay mentally balanced.
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