May 26, 2017 12:54 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

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Francky Favre talks to Dave Ragsdale Sunday after winning the 29th – and final – St. Croix Ironman in a tie of 4:42:07.

‘Awesome’ Iron Man Ends

Francky Favre of Martinique was the first place finisher in what was probably the last Iron Man competition on St. Croix, repeating his win from the year before. His winning time of 04:41:07 was two minutes faster than last year.
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WAPA Says Electricity Production Will Continue Without Disruption

The V.I. Water and Power Authority assured residents Sunday that its power plants will not run out of fuel and WAPA will continue to produce and provide electricity to its customers.
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Julian Jackson Sr. and Clayton Laurent Jr. announce Laurent’s new management contract.

Amateur Fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. Turns Pro

Calling himself “Mr. 340,” nine-year amateur fighter Clayton Laurent Jr. announced Friday that he will soon make his professional debut on St. Thomas, in a fight tentatively scheduled for Aug. 19.
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Second Lawsuit Filed Over Timeshare Fees

Great Bay Condominium Owners, representing St. Thomas Ritz Carlton Club timeshare owners and individual owners and individual owners Tim O'Brien and Keith Cheatham filed suit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
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Mapp Calls Special Session for Medicaid, Horse Racing Bills

Gov. Kenneth Mapp has called a special session for Wednesday to consider seven proposed bills, including more funding for Medicaid matching and anti-doping rules for horse racing.
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Senate President Myron Jackson (Photo by Barry Leerdam, provided by the V.I. Legislature)

St. Croix Legislature Elevator Repaired

The Legislature’s elevator at the Lagoon Complex on St. Croix had a mechanical issue, restricting the ability of those with disabilities to access their representatives' offices, but was repaired Wednesday, according to Senate President Myron Jackson.
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V.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhys Hodge swears in Felecia Blyden. (Government House photo)

Blyden Sworn in As Human Services Commissioner

Felecia Blyden took the oath of office and formally assumed the office of commissioner of the Human Services Department Wednesday at a ceremony in Government House. According to a statement from Government House, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he is “confident he has finally gotten it r
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The Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise sign is next to the place in the restaurant where the table tennis table is located. (Photo from Cheeseburgers in Paradise's social media website)

V.I. Answer Desk: Where to Play Table Tennis on St. Croix

Reader Delvin Hector asks: "I will be visiting St. Croix next week and would love to play table tennis. Do you know of anywhere on the Island where there is table tennis played." Our answer – Cheeseburgers.
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The radio telescope on St. Croix is the easternmost point of the Very Long Baseline Array system, 10 dishes stretching from St. Croix to Hawaii.

Science Still Has a Strong Foothold on St. Croix

Amid disputes over science and its role in society, the people behind the largest scientific information gathering device in the Virgin Islands feel pretty safe for a while.
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The New York Times printed an extensive look Wednesday at famed U.S. historical figure Alexander Hamilton's years on St. Croix, what the island was like then and its historic structures that evoke that time.

New York Times Features St. Croix’s Links to Hamilton

The New York Times printed an extensive look Wednesday at famed U.S. historical figure Alexander Hamilton's years on St. Croix, what the island was like then and its historic structures that evoke that time.
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