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Work continues on the Charlotte Amalie Main Street project.

Public Works Commissioner Updates Progress of Recovery Work

V.I. residents continue to see improvements throughout the territory as part of the government’s efforts to address both hurricane recovery issues and additional long standing infrastructure challenges like the Turpentine Run Project and improvements to Main Street on St Thomas.
Matt Gyuraki, left, snaps a selfie with Jason Monigold after installing their first communications distribution site in Cruz Bay in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Monigold was recently cleared of charges alleging a sex crime in Oregon.

Sex-Crime Charges Against St. John Computer Expert Dropped

Friends and clients of St. John businessman Jason Monigold were relieved to hear that charges of sex crimes made against him in February were dismissed following a plea agreement in Benton County, Oregon, on Sept. 11.

V.I. Getting The Most Rum Funds Since 2013

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday it will be signing over $251 million dollars to the U.S. Virgin Islands in rum tax cover-over payments for the estimated FY 2019 rum tax collections in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the largest amounts since 2013.

STJ Restaurant Scene Changes During Past Year

A survey of restaurants throughout St. John shows that some have shut down permanently while others have chosen to open in spite of the decline of hungry tourists.

Senators Subpoena VIPA Head

Senators were frustrated that VIPA Executive Director David Mapp did not appear for the Port Authority's budget hearing Tuesday and voted to subpoena him to testify.
Casino Control Commission Vice Chair Usie Richards testifies at Tuesday's budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Closed Casino Put Casino Commission Behind on Bills

The V.I. Casino Control Commission's revenues slowed a lot after last year's hurricanes and it is behind on its bills, Vice Chair Usie Richards and Executive Director Barbara James-Petersen told senators during budget hearings Tuesday.






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