April 23, 2017 4:03 am Last modified: 9:15 pm

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WAPA Board OKs Purchase of Smart Meters for St. Croix Water Distribution System

The governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of 3,000 new ultrasonic Badger meters for the district of St. Croix.
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Gov. Kenneth Mapp, center, flanked by IRB Director Marvin Pickering, left, and Attorney General Claude Walker at Wednesday's press conference (Photo provided by Government House)

Mapp Administration Going After Delinquent Taxpayers

Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Wednesday he is creating a task force to try to collect from delinquent taxpayers. Mapp has authorized the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Justice to take “robust action” to collect at least 15 percent of what is due.
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Innovative and Choice Come Together as Viya

Innovative and Choice Wireless unveiled a new corporate branding image Wednesday, as the two companies came together as Viya, a newly merged communications and entertainment company committed to quality service, officials said at a press conference.
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Garcia Takes First Step to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics Marathon

The V.I. Olympic Committee and the V.I. Track and Field Federation are putting their support behind V.I. National Track and Field Team member Eduardo Garcia to be the next V.I. Olympian to compete in the Olympic Marathon.
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WAPA Restores Service After Rotating Interruptions

UPDATE: The V.I. Water and Power Authority was able to fully restore service to St. Thomas and St John after a series of challenges to its generating plant forced service interruptions to feeders across the islands.
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St-Thomas-St. John District Board Can’t Certify Special Election Until Rodriquez De-Certified

Almost all special election votes have been counted, but the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections might not be able to certify the results until the status of former senator elect Kevin Rodriquez has been officially settled.
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Grocery’s Lawsuit Against ‘Plastic Bag Ban’ Spurs More Questions About Law

Since legislation that bans single-use plastic bags being given out at the territory’s checkout lines went into enforceable effect on April 1, a number of questions have surfaced about the law.
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Board of Education Advises Public of Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

All applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 5.
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Careful What You Order Online

Virgin Islanders be careful shopping online; say if those shoes seem like a little too good a deal, because if it's a fake that violates U.S. trademark laws, federal officials may confiscate it and you'll be out the cost.
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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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