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Thursday, December 3, 2020

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Veterans Now Eligible for Health Care Closer to Home

After years of unnecessary travel for health care, military veterans living in the Virgin Islands will have greater access to physicians and hospitals within the territory, thanks to Act H.R. 572.

Regatta Kicks Off Friday with 62 Yachts

Hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club from Friday through Sunday, the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta boasts a fleet of 62 ranging from 60-foot super high-tech sport boats to 16-foot beach cats.

DPNR: Terminix Used Methyl Bromide Pesticide on St. Croix

A Stop Use order issued Thursday by DPNR indicates that Terminix, the company named in the apparent chemical poisoning on St. John, also used a pesticide containing methyl bromide on St. Croix.

Four Antilles Students to Represent V.I. in National Math Competition

Four Antilles middle school students were the top scorers at the 2015 territorial MathCounts competition held Thursday on the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas campus.

PSC Approves Power Purchase Agreements for St. Croix Solar Generation

Public Services Commission members on Thursday approved two power purchase and interconnection agreements that would put another six megawatts of solar power on St. Croix.

WAPA Board Funds Smart Grid

WAPA voted Thursday to approve buying communications equipment for a territorywide Wireless Field Area Network to supplement its fiber network and smart grid infrastructure.

V.I. Lit Fest Draws Readers and Writers

At the first Virgin Islands Literacy Festival and Book Fair, internationally known authors and publishers talk passionately about topics of interest to Caribbean readers, writers and students.

Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp "reluctantly" signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so in spite of its practical problems and drafting errors.

First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up

Some 40 participants of the first Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium wrapped up the four-day conference Friday with visits to St. Thomas’ three energy and utility facilities.

Ferries Might Seek Rate Increase to Cover Higher Costs

The territory’s franchise ferry companies might ask PSC members to approve a rate increase to cover expenses associated with running two new government boats between St. Thomas and St. John.

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