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Flash Flood Watch Extended to Tuesday Morning

The flash flood watch in effect since the weekend for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico has been extended until 6 a.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service in San Juan.
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USVI revenues sources 2004-2016

The V.I. Budget Crisis: Part 2, The Hovensa Effect

After several years of annual losses approaching half a billion dollars, Hovensa closed in 2012. The data shows the loss of revenues from the worldwide recession and the Hovensa closure are the largest culprits in the territory's structural deficits.
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Flash Flood Watch Extended Through Monday

The National Weather Service extended the flash flood watch issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to be effective through Monday evening.
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Police Arrest Suspect in Cruz Bay Restaurant Burglaries

The V.I. Police Department on Thursday arrested Malik Cheatham, a 66-year-old Solberg man suspected in the burglary of two Cruz Bay restaurants in April.
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Territory on Flash Flood Watch Through Sunday

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a flash flood watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with portions of Puerto Rico, effective through Sunday evening.
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Michelle Gray, archaeological technician from the Southeast Archaeological Center, left and David Gadsby, archaeologist from the National Park Service Slave Wrecks Project, this week were digging for artifacts at Fort Christiansvaern. (Carol Buchanan photo)

Slave Wrecks Offer Clues about Difficult History

The National Park Service lecture room in the Danish Company Warehouse on Company Street, Christiansted, was filled Tuesday night with about 100 people who learned about where many slaves may have begun their journey.
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Incoming WICO head Clifford Graham, left, and outgoing head Joseph Boschulte participate in Wednesday’s task force meeting.

Graham Named New WICO Chief; Boschulte Working with Tourism

The first meeting of a task force to improve the visitor experience within Charlotte Amalie started with announcements about new appointments, including the movement of former West Indian Company Ltd. chief Joseph Boschulte to Tourism.
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New Commercial Fishing License Was Issued Despite Moratorium

In 2001 the Virgin Islands put a moratorium on issuing new commercial fishing licenses in order to protect the territory’s fisheries, but at least one has been issued in the last year, and that under murky circumstances.
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St. Johnians Say Their Property Taxes Are Unfairly High

An array of St. John residents testified Tuesday about what they called the hardship caused by high property taxes on St. John, urging senators to pass legislation to address the problem. Some told lawmakers that assessments were way off.
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Senate Panel Supports Reducing WICO Alternative Tax

WICO will see its payment in lieu of taxes go down from $700,000 per year to $250,000, all of which will be used to maintain and operate the Estate Catherineberg structure as a museum, if a measure OK'd in Committee is approved by the Senate.
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