March 27, 2017 12:25 pm Last modified: 3:12 pm

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District Court Declines to Delay Special Election; Rodriquez Appeals to Third Circuit

Senatorial aspirant Kevin Rodriquez has taken his fight to hold off the April 8 special election to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal was filed after U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez declined to stay the election.
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Five multi-hulled boats race the wind – and each other – Thursday in the Round the Rocks Race. (Photo © STIR/Dean Barnes)

Round the Rocks Race Kicks Off St. Thomas International Regatta

The St. Thomas International Regatta got underway Thursday with the Round the Rocks Race, as 23 boats took their start on a 21-nautical mile course that circumnavigated the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John counter clockwise.
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Dawn Henry, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, addresses town hall attendees on Thursday evening.

Community Shows Concern and Support at Recycling Initiative Town Hall

Members of the community expressed concern over the territory’s mounting trash issues and optimism for new recycling legislation that, if approved, could significantly improve the situation.
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Supreme Court Deals Setback To V.I. Taxi’s WICO Suit

The V.I. Supreme Court has ruled the Superior Court was right to deny V.I. Taxi Associations' request for an injunction stopping the West Indian Company from giving BEST Taxi the contract for rides at the WICO pier.
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WAPA's new generator, designated Unit 26, is unloaded on St. Thomas Sunday. (Photo provided by WAPA)

WAPA Takes Delivery of New Generator

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority took delivery of a new, leased 22-megawatt generator Sunday to add generating capacity to the Randolph Harley Power Plant on St. Thomas, the utility reported.
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‘Historic Walkabout’ Walk/Run Postponed Until June

The VI History Month "Historic Walkabout" (the step-street walk/run) scheduled for Saturday, March 25, has been postponed.
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Not Willing to Take a Pay Cut, Mapp Says Government Will Have Funds Through September

Asked by reporters at a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he’s not willing to take a pay cut to help bridge the budget deficit, said he anticipates generating enough new revenues to take the government through September.
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Mapp Signs Sin Tax Measures

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law this week the unpopular "sin tax" measures aimed at reducing structural deficits.
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Port Authority OKs Contract for Gallows Bay Building and Crown Bay Dredging Correction Effort

The Virgin Islands Port Authority's Board of Governors acted Wednesday on tearing down and replacing the port’s Gallows Bay arrival building, dredging again the Crown Bay channel, and repairing the runway at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
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Island Kmarts Not in Immediate Danger of Closing, as Erstwhile Retail Giant Expresses ‘Substantial Doubt’ About Its Future

Sears Holdings, the parent company that owns both Kmart and Sears, on Tuesday announced a bleak outlook, but at least for the present it doesn't appear that the four Kmart stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands are facing imminent closure.
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