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Elections Board Chairman Arturo Watlington Jr.

AG Sues to Stop Registration, but Election Board Will Continue Until Court Rules

Attorney General Claude Walker on Tuesday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Board of Elections from registering new voters before the Nov. 20 runoff, but the board’s chair said Tuesday night that until a court rules, registration will continue.

Mosler Says ‘No’ to Mapp; Running Mate Fonseca Says ‘Yes’

Fourth-place gubernatorial candidate Warren Mosler came out strongly against Gov. Kenneth Mapp in a statement on his Facebook page while his running mate, Ray Fonseca, recently endorsed Mapp.

Police Union Vote Opens Door to More Pay Raises Before the Runoff Election

The St. Thomas and St. Croix Policeman’s Benevolent Association's voted Nov. 7 to approve proposed wage increases and issued a statement over the weekend thanking Police Commissioner Delroy Richards and Gov. Kenneth Mapp.

Flash Flood Warning in Effect

A flash flood warning has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands as Invest 65L brings a strong line of moister that began to impact the territory Tuesday evening.
2010 aerial view of the Diageo USVI's Captain Morgan Rum distillery. (File photo, © Eric Crossan)

Diageo Sells Off Some Brands for Half a Billion British Pounds

Diageo, owner of a large, taxpayer-financed distillery on St. Croix that accounts for more than $50 million in federal tax revenues for the territory each year, has sold off a portfolio of 19 liquor brands to Sazerac, a family-owned liquor conglomerate.
Arturo Watlington was selected Friday as the unified V.I. Board of Elections chair.

Board Expects to Register New Voters Before Runoff

Despite an opinion issued Sunday by Attorney General Claude Walker, Board of Elections members are still expected to begin registering new voters on Tuesday before the Nov. 20 runoff.

Trademarks Office Launches More Online Services

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor Division of the Corporations and Trademarks launched the second phase of its new on-line system, Catalyst, this month.

Senate Panel Tables Hotel Financing Measure, OKs Asphalt Plants

The 32nd Legislature Committee on Finance declined to act on a measure to partially fund the construction of a new destination hotel for St. Thomas. The measure, sponsored by two St. Thomas lawmakers, would have provided an initial step in further development of the Yacht Haven Grande marina and shopping center.
Members of the V.I. National Guard parade through Christiansted.

Veterans Day: V.I. Honors Those Who Served

Virgin Islanders took to the streets Sunday to mark Veterans Day, honoring the citizen soldiers who have served their country in the military, with observances scheduled on all three islands.
Swimmers at Buck Island hit the water for the start of the 23rd Annual Coral Reef Swim. (Image by Steve Simonsen Photography)

Coral Reef Swim Draws Top Athletes

Swimmers from the Virgin Islands, the United States, the U.K., Trinidad and beyond – 93 in all – dove into sea at Buck Island early Sunday for the 23rd Annual Coral Reef Swim.

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RUNOFF PREP -- Board of Elections members Arturo Watlington Jr. and Max Schanfarber test DS 200 voting machines to be used during Tuesday's runoff election in the contest for governor and lieutenant governor.
Early voting for the runoff starts Saturday on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
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RUNOFF PREP -- Board of Elections members Arturo Watlington Jr. and Max Schanfarber test DS 200 voting machines to be used during Tuesdays runoff election in the contest for governor and lieutenant governor.
Early voting for the runoff starts Saturday on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
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