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Walker Bars Charleswell from V.I. Property Auctions

A former government employee who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction has been barred from engaging in any future public auctions for five years.
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Nine Federal Officers Commissioned as V.I. Peace Officers

Nine federal law enforcement officers received commissions as Virgin Islands Peace Officers Monday after attending an orientation on V.I. history and culture at the Police Training Academy on St. Thomas, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker announced.
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Senate Streamlines Health Insurance Board

The duties of the Government Employees Services Commission will be pared back to just its primary role of negotiating the government health insurance contract.
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The V.I. Budget Crisis: How Did We Get Here, How Do We Get Out?

In the first part of a series on the V.I. budget crisis, Source reporter Bill Kossler looks at the factors that led the territory's government to a crossroads.
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Community Service Honorees Urge Chamber Members to Work Together

During their award acceptance speeches Saturday evening, honorees of the community service awards told their fellow St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce members that they must keep working together to not only improve the local business climate but to also make the territory a bett
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Janelle Sarauw Wins Vacant Senate Seat

Janelle Sarauw nabbed the St. Thomas-St. John district’s vacant Senate seat in a special election Saturday. According to the unofficial numbers Sarauw received 1,234 votes. (Story has been updated to include Saturday night's unofficial final vote.)
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McKenzie Pleads Guilty in Auction Scheme

Edward McKenzie, 61, pleaded guilty in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction and has been sentenced to a suspended jail term of 90 days, supervised probation for one year and 100 hours of community service for his role in the conspiracy, the Attorney General's
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New Liquor, Cigarette Taxes Go Into Effect May 1

Unpopular new taxes on tobacco, sodas and liquor aimed at helping reduce the V.I. government's structural budget deficit go into effect May 1. Mapp called the new excise tax rates "sin taxes" when his administration proposed them in December of 2016. After some changes, the Senate app
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Solar Sprint Lights Up Students Again

The Virgin Islands Energy Office revived the Junior Solar Sprint competition Thursday at the Sunshine Mall, a race featuring solar cars built by middle schools students. 12 schools took part, and Elena Christian Junior High took top honors.
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United Adding Houston-STT Flights

Expect a spike in Texas tourists to the territory this summer as United Airlines adds daily flights from Houston to St. Thomas. The July to August daily flights are an off-season boon, said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
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