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Not Willing to Take a Pay Cut, Mapp Says Government Will Have Funds Through September

Asked by reporters at a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’s not willing to take a pay cut to help bridge the budget deficit, but assured residents that he anticipates generating enough new revenues to take the government through the end of the fiscal year.
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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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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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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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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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Federal Grant Management Remains Issue at Labor Department

Ten areas of concern are keeping some federal grants awarded to the V.I. Department of Labor designated as “high risk” by Labor’s federal counterpart, officials told senators Tuesday.
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V.I. Central Cancer Registry Will Report in 2018

The V.I. Central Cancer Registry plans to make public information on the incidence, risk factors and mortality of cancer in Virgin Islanders towards the end of 2018.
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New Details Come Out as Saldana Murder Trial Gets Underway

Three years after being charged for the murder of his wife, former Police Capt. Enrique Saldana finally got his day in court Monday.
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