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Students Complete Summer Training Programs in Agricultural Science

Six Virgin Islands students recently completed comprehensive training programs in agricultural science at Alcorn State University (ASU) in Loran, Mississippi,…

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V.I. GDP Shrank In 2013, Economy Still in Recession

The territory's economy shrank in 2013, indicating the territory remains mired in recession, with gross domestic product decreasing 5.4 percent to $3.79 billion last year, according to data released Tuesday.

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2014-08-20 00:44:30
WVGN Radio Sold

Local radio station WVGN 107.3 FM, home to NPR, has been sold. Former owners say more local programming needs to be integrated.

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2014-08-20 00:02:19
NOAA Grant to Fund Derelict Vessel Removal in Coral Bay

The Coral Bay Community Council will use a $90,000 NOAA grant to get rid of the boats and clean up along the shoreline, in the mangroves and in the boat mooring areas around the harbor.

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2014-08-19 23:43:36
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Hovensa Will Sell Petroleum Coke Regardless

Dear Source:

In a recent letter, Ivan Butcher II made the inaccurate assertion that WAPA would buy petroleum coke from HOVENSA for the Alpine Energy Waste-to-Energy Plants that HOVENSA would otherwise pay other entities to take “off its hands.” In fact, there is a well established and competitive market for petroleum coke. As a result, HOVENSA is able to sell all of the petroleum coke that it produces. HOVENSA will continue to sell the petroleum coke that it produces whether or not the Waste-to-Energy Plants are constructed in the Virgin Islands. Sincerely,
Alex A. Moorhead
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