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VITEMA to Conduct Full-Scale Maritime Exercise Next Week

VITEMA will conduct a full-scale maritime exercise in the St. Thomas-St. John district next week, testing the ability of first responders to deal with a simulated emergency at sea.

JFL Reports Fourth Month of Positive Cash Flow

The new leadership at the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital launched fiscal year 2016 on a positive financial note and reported to the board Tuesday night improved operations in anticipation of a review by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

$800 Million from Hovensa Sale Isn’t Solution to Territory’s Financial Woes, Mapp Says

Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced Tuesday the details of an operating agreement between the government and ArcLight Capital Partners’ Limetree Bay Holdings for the sale of Hovensa.

World AIDS Day Vigil Honors Victims, Survivors

Tuesday evening’s rain let up just long enough for attendees of the 2015 World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil to release balloons into the Charlotte Amalie sky as a sign of hope and remembrance.

The Bookworm: Always Room for One More

Though this book is mainly for 4- to 8-year-olds, slightly younger children might sit still for it. One read-through and your kids will agree that “Miracle on 133rd Street” is a good story to share.

Mapp Moves to Dismiss Whistleblower Complaint

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has filed to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former special assistant attorney general, arguing that she is not a "whistleblower" as defined in the law.

Public Works: No Road Closures During First Year of Main Street Enhancements

No road closures are anticipated during the first 12 months of the long-awaited Charlotte Amalie Main Street enhancement project, scheduled to begin Jan. 11.

WAPA Approves Base Rate Petitions to Fund Generator Lease Payments, Unit Overhaul

A petition for an electric base rate increase approved by the WAPA board Monday would cover six more months of lease payments for one generator, along with an overhaul to a unit, for $8.3 million.

Undercurrents: Cash Flow Woes Make for Risky Business

The territory’s safety net for insurance claims rests with its ability to borrow millions of dollars in the face of economic disaster.

Feds File Suit Against V.I. Government Over VIWMA

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the V.I. government for its failure to live up to the terms of consent decrees between the VIWMA, the V.I. government and the federal EPA.

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