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GVI to Hold ADA Event for Children: An Afternoon at the Movies for All

The Americans With Disabilities Act consistent with the theme of full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the Virgin Islands community, will be hosting events on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
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DPNR Offices to Close at Noon for Employee Enrichment

Offices will close at noon on those dates to allow for staff to participate in employment enrichment activities.
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Human Services Offices to Close Early

These early closings will allow employees to participate in staff development activities.
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The five-day storm path as forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Click on image for larger view.)

Weather Service Forecasts System Will Remain Well South of the USVI

A disorganized weather disturbance moving westward across the southern Atlantic s expected to pass well south of the Virgin Islands as it passes through the Lesser Antilles.
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Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. testifies at Thursday's budget hearing.

VIPD Continues to Struggle with Overtime Costs

A high level of overtime pay for police officers was again a point of discussion at Thursday’s Committee on Finance hearing concerning the V.I. Police Department’s FY 2018 budget.
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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp

Mapp Seeks $9 Million More For Frederiksted Projects

Gov. Kenneth Mapp is asking the Legislature to appropriate $9 million for civil engineering projects in Frederiksted, including the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, the Terrance Martin Softball Field, and the Crucian Christmas Festival Village.
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Gustav James at Senate committee hearing in February. (Photo provided by the V.I. Legislature).

Mapp Nominates Three to WAPA Board

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has nominated Elizabeth Armstrong and Hubert Turnbull to be reappointed to the board of the V.I. Water and Power Authority. He also has nominated Gustav James to become the board’s newest private sector member.
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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp

Mapp Announces Expansion of Health Insurance for V.I. Children

Health insurance for V.I. children and families will be expanded beginning Oct. 1 under the federal Child Health Insurance Program, Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced at a news conference Wednesday.
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Sen. Jean Forde (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

Education Officials At News Conference As Senate Education Hearing Opens

Sen. Jean Forde was not happy when Gov. Kenneth Mapp called a press conference on school readiness for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two weeks earlier he had scheduled a Senate hearing on the same topic at 10 a.m.
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USVI Debt, Debt Service and Local Revenues, 2004-2016. Data compiled from V.I. government budget documentation and other sources by Bill Kossler. (Click on image for larger view.)

Downward Spiral: Debt Rating Agencies Downgrade USVI Again

Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the debt rating agency, downgraded nearly $2 billion in USVI bond debt for the third time in less than two years. Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings followed suit.
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