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Miss Carenage 2017, Destini M. Petersen, and Allan Richardson, right, unveil the new Eiffel Tower at the entrance to Frenchtown as other local dignitaries look on.

Frenchtown Celebrates Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, the common people of France stormed the Bastille, overthrowing the monarchy, and the French never forgot it. Neither have the somewhat uncommon people of Frenchtown.
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St. Croix Rescue Working on a Vehicle Accident in 2014

V.I. Fire Service Expanding Its First Responder Role

The V.I. Fire Service is now collaborating with St. Thomas Rescue and St. Croix rescue to expand rescue operations such as vehicle extractions.
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PERB nominee Annie Day Henry at her confirmation hearing July 13, 2017

PERB Nominee, Basketball Honoree Sent To Senate Floor

The Rules and Judiciary Committee sent the nomination of Annie Day Henry to the Public Employee Relations Board and a resolution honoring Paradise Jam founder Nels Hawkinson to the Senate floor Thursday with favorable recommendations.
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Coral and coral bleaching

V.I. Getting $505,000 Coral Reef Grant

The U.S. Virgin Islands is getting a $505,000 coral reef management grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) announced July 13.
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Sen. Positive Nelson helps Sen. Janelle Sarauw into her official seat in the V.I. Legislature.

Senator at Last: Sarauw Takes Her Seat

Janelle Sarauw took the oath of office Friday and assumed the St. Thomas-St. John District Senate seat that has remained empty for the past seven months.
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Two Former Staffers Arrested in Plaskett iPhone Hack

Two of Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s (D-VI) former personal staffers were arrested Thursday and charged with hacking her cell phone, stealing personal photos and videos and illegally posting them online on a phony Facebook account.
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Janelle Sarauw

Sarauw Slated to Be Sworn in at Noon

Janelle Sarauw is scheduled to be sworn in as a member of the V.I. Legislature at noon Friday.
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St. Croix Horse Racing Commission Chair Wayne Biggs Jr. at a Senate hearing in 2016 (photo by Barry Leerdam courtesy of the V.I. Legislature)

Horse Racing Commission, Anti-Doping Bills Move to Senate Floor

Bills setting new anti-doping regulations for horse racing and consolidating the two territorial horse racing commissions into a single commission were sent Thursday to the full Senate for final votes.
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John Beagles questions new fees at Waste Management Authority town hall meeting.

Waste Haulers Protest New Fees

St. Croix waste haulers objected en masse Thursday night to fees being imposed by the V.I. Waste Management Authority beginning Aug. 1 – with several saying households also should pay to dispose of the territory’s trash.
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Attorney George Dudley testifying at a senate hearing in January of 2017 (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Franchise Tax Bill Softened With Amendment

Legislation to slightly increase franchise taxes for corporations, a small tax on each licensed corporation doing business in the territory, was amended to limit its impact on capital investments, then sent out of the Rules and Judiciary Committee Thursday for a final vote.
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