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On St. Croix, Earth Day marchers celebrate the annual even with a parade through Frederiksted. (Susan Ellis photo)

V.I. Commemorates Earth Day

Earth Day activities were held on St. Croix and St. Thomas Saturday, commemorating the remembrance and advocating for action to counteract the damage being done to the planet and its vulnerable inhabitants.
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18-Year-Old Killed in Sub Base Shooting

One young man was killed and another injured when shooting broke out during a fight early Sunday in Sub Base, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 18-year-old Akil Grieg Jr.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter, Village honoree Juan Harrigan and members of this year’s Carnival court officially open the Carnival Village Friday night.

St. Thomas Carnival Village Honors Juan Harrigan

The V.I. Carnival Committee honored long time committee member and band conductor of the Calypso International Tent Juan Harrigan by naming the Carnival Village after him and at Friday night's opening every booth was decorated in his honor.
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Senators Seek Legal Counsel’s Opinion On Special Election

Three minority senators out of the St. Thomas-St John District on Thursday requested a legislative legal opinion to determine what action the Legislature should take if the Board of Elections does not certify the results of the 2017 Special Election.
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A St. Croix EMS crew practices with the new aambulance and patient cart. (Photos provided by the V.I. Department of Health)

Five New Ambulances Arrive in USVI

The Department of Health has five new ambulances going into service Friday, helping to fill a long-standing urgent shortage of emergency vehicles and bringing state-of-the-art equipment into use to respond quickly when Virgin Islanders need emergency medical assistance.
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An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen medivaced a patient from Celebrity Reflection to a hospital in San Juan. (Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Passenger to PR Hospital

The U.S. Coast Guard provided an emergency airlift Thursday morning to a 47-year-old man, a passenger on the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, to a hospital in San Juan Puerto Rico.
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WAPA Board OKs Purchase of Smart Meters for St. Croix Water Distribution System

The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of 3,000 new ultrasonic Badger meters for the district of St. Croix.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, center, flanked by IRB Director Marvin Pickering, left, and Attorney General Claude Walker at Wednesday's press conference (Photo provided by Government House)

Mapp Administration Going After Delinquent Taxpayers

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday he is creating a task force to try to collect from delinquent taxpayers. Mapp has authorized the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Justice to take “robust action” to collect at least 15 percent of what is due.
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Innovative and Choice Come Together as Viya

Innovative and Choice Wireless unveiled a new corporate branding image Wednesday, as the two companies came together as Viya, a newly merged communications and entertainment company committed to quality service, officials said at a press conference.
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WAPA Restores Service After Rotating Interruptions

UPDATE: The V.I. Water and Power Authority was able to fully restore service to St. Thomas and St John after a series of challenges to its generating plant forced service interruptions to feeders across the islands.
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