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Despite Partial Victory in Court, Contested GOP Delegates Face New Disqualifications

V.I. GOP Chairman John Canegata moved to disqualify all six of the local party’s delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention and replace them with ‘alternate’ runner-ups.

U.S. Government Sues Territory for Being Off Course with Landfill Closures

The federal government is seeking $2.5 million dollars from the local government and VIWMA for penalties it accumulated through October 2015 for not complying with the consent decrees.

Air America Officials Show Off New Caribbean Look

Air America managers said Tuesday that part of their vision for the charter airline company was to give passengers a “taste of the Caribbean” by putting paintings of regional scenes on planes.

Casino Commissions Focus on Problem Gambling

One thing people who become problem gamblers usually have in common is an “early, unexpected win,” the director of the National Council on Problem Gambling told the VICCC on Tuesday.

Former Senator Banned From Divi

The Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Tuesday adopted a recommendation from an independent hearing officer to ban former Sen. Carol Burke from Divi Carina Bay Casino for five years.

St. Croix Food and Wine Events Coming in April

There will be celebrity chefs, food demonstrations, wine dinners, barbecue and more during the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience this year.

Man Killed in Savan Shooting

A man identified as 23-year-old Kishawn Fleming was shot and killed early Tuesday in Savan, according to the V.I. Police Department. It was the eighth homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 11th in the territory.

Senate May Give Mapp $10 Million Revolving Credit For Vehicles

The governor and Public Finance Authority will be able to buy up to $10 million worth of vehicles on credit for many agencies without budgetary authorization or Senate approval, if a bill sent out of committee becomes law.

Mapp Official: Raises ‘Sustainable’ Because Deficit Already $100 Million

It is OK to give government employees raises costing $20 million every year going forward because the government already has a $100 million per year "structural deficit," Budget Director Nellon Bowry told the Senate Finance Committee Monday.

St. Thomas Reports First Case of Zika

The first confirmed case of Zika on St. Thomas was reported Monday, almost two months after the territory’s outbreak began on St. Croix. According to a Virgin Islands Department of Health press release, a 39-year-old man on St. Thomas has tested positive for Zika.

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