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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Mapp: Better Grant Management, Building High-Tech Sector Are Key to Economic Plan

Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the League of Women Voters Saturday that his team is working to identify available but unused federal grant money in the territory to help pay for needed government services, while laying the groundwork for the introduction of new industries including technology, financial services, and robotics manufacturing.

Coast Guard Stations Four New Interceptors in the V.I.

Two of four sleek new border patrol boats bobbed on the Charlotte Amalie Harbor Friday as Sector San Juan of the United States Coast Guard unveiled them for the first time.

Bovoni Fire Destroyed Gas Collection System

An underground fire in the Bovoni Landfill destroyed its new multi-million dollar methane collection system and the VI Waste Management Authority needs millions of dollars to replace it and to complete closing the landfills, WMA Chief Operating Officer Steve Aubain told senators Friday.

Property Taxes and More at Town Meeting

In a spillover from Wednesday’s meeting on St. John’s high property tax issue held by Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, the same subject came up numerous times at Sen. Almando “Rocky” Liburd’s town meeting Thursday.

Jury Indicts Todman on Gun Charges

A federal grand jury Thursday returned a four-count indictment charging Clinton G. Todman Jr. with federal and territorial firearm offenses, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Below Average Hurricane Season Predicted

While island residents know from past experience it only takes one bad hurricane a season to upend life as they knew it, Colorado State University researchers are hopeful about the upcoming season.

St. John Student Wins District Primary Spelling Bee

St. John Christian Academy student Sage Osiris was the first place winner out of a field of 17 students at the St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Diverse Set of Academic Disciplines Represented at UVI’s Research Day

Research being conducted in fields ranging from marine biology to criminal justice was showcased by students and faculty at the fourth annual Research Day held at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Devon Peltier

Having just signed a deal to play internationally with team Azpietia Azkoitia ISB in Spain, St. Thomas native Devon Peltier is not your average millennial from the Virgin Islands.

WAPA: Emergency Rotation Schedule in Place Thursday Night

WAPA announced a tentative electrical-service-interruption schedule for Thursday night for sections of St. Thomas feeders. The outages will only be employed if the demand for power surpasses the generating capacity of the power plant.





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