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WAPA Consultant Presents Integrated Resource Plan

Representatives from the Black and Veatch Management Consulting firm told a public forum Monday the territory will spend more on energy over the next 20 years by maintaining the status quo than by replacing outdated oil generating units with liquid propane gas.

Undercurrents: Nassau Grouper, Please Come Home

People who have been watching and hoping for the return of the popular Nassau Grouper are seeing signs that the species is making a comeback. That would be good news for fishermen and consumers.

Senators Observe African Liberation Week

The red, black and green Pan-African flag was raised on the grounds of the Earle B. Ottley Legislature Building on Monday as senators and community members honored African Liberation Week.

One Of Two Warring V.I. GOP Delegations Endorses Trump

A majority of one of two warring U.S. Virgin Islands delegations, each planning to attend the Republican National Convention representing the territory, has endorsed real estate developer, heir and reality TV star Donald Trump for the party’s presidential nomination.

Growing Pains: Large-Scale Composting in the Virgin Islands

Compostables represent around two-thirds of the territory’s waste stream, but large-scale composting has yet to be implemented in the Virgin Islands despite the potential wide-ranging economic and environmental benefits some researchers see.

Not Guilty: Jury Clears Francis, Castor, Woods of All Charges

A jury delivered verdicts of not guilty on all 13 counts in a federal court case against former Public Finance Authority Director Julito Francis, Balbo Construction Co. owner Gerard Castor and John Woods, co-principal of architecture firm Jaredian Design Group.

Sea View, CMS Extend Deadline to July 30

Lawyers representing the Sea View Nursing Home and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services agreed Wednesday to extend until July 30 the deadline for sale or lease of the St. Thomas facility.

Dutch Warship Calls on St. Thomas

Half covered by fog and rain when it pulled into port Friday, the Dutch warship de Zeven Provincien, with everything from an on-board helicopter to a guided missile system, cut an impressive figure across the Charlotte Amalie horizon.

Potter: Blue Cross Blue Shield Pull-Out Report ‘Premature’

A day and a half after the Source reported Blue Cross Blue Shield was pulling out of the territory Aug.1 while currently owing health care providers massive amounts of money, Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter said he wasn’t going to approve the withdrawal until the company found another health insurance company to replace it.

Library Trial: Attorneys Dispute Significance of ‘Suspicious Timing’

U.S. attorneys in a bribery and conspiracy case revolving around construction of the Turnbull Library proposed that the timing of certain actions is sufficient proof of a corrupt agreement.

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