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Michelle Gray, archaeological technician from the Southeast Archaeological Center, left and David Gadsby, archaeologist from the National Park Service Slave Wrecks Project, this week were digging for artifacts at Fort Christiansvaern. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Slave Wrecks Offer Clues about Difficult History

The National Park Service lecture room in the Danish Company Warehouse on Company Street, Christiansted, was filled Tuesday night with about 100 people who learned about where many slaves may have begun their journey.
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Incoming WICO head Clifford Graham, left, and outgoing head Joseph Boschulte participate in Wednesday’s task force meeting.

Graham Named New WICO Chief; Boschulte Working with Tourism

The first meeting of a task force to improve the visitor experience within Charlotte Amalie started with announcements about new appointments, including the movement of former West Indian Company Ltd. chief Joseph Boschulte to Tourism.
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New Commercial Fishing License Was Issued Despite Moratorium

In 2001 the Virgin Islands put a moratorium on issuing new commercial fishing licenses in order to protect the territory’s fisheries, but at least one has been issued in the last year, and that under murky circumstances.
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Senate Bill Would Increase Floor on Franchise Taxes

Franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, will increase slightly, if legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee becomes law.
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Senate Panel Supports Reducing WICO Alternative Tax

WICO will see its payment in lieu of taxes go down from $700,000 per year to $250,000, all of which will be used to maintain and operate the Estate Catherineberg structure as a museum, if a measure OK'd in Committee is approved by the Senate.
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Walker Bars Charleswell from V.I. Property Auctions

A former government employee who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction has been barred from engaging in any future public auctions for five years.
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Nine Federal Officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.
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Senate Streamlines Health Insurance Board

The duties of the Government Employees Services Commission will be pared back to just its primary role of negotiating the government health insurance contract.
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The V.I. Budget Crisis: How Did We Get Here, How Do We Get Out?

In the first part of a series on the V.I. budget crisis, Source reporter Bill Kossler looks at the factors that led the territory's government to a crossroads.
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Community Service Honorees Urge Chamber Members to Work Together

During their award acceptance speeches Saturday evening, honorees of the community service awards told their fellow St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce members that they must keep working together to not only improve the local business climate but to also make the territory a bett
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