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Op-Ed: Pie-in-the-Sky Giveaways Serve Politicians, Not the People

As election day draws near, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has given out pay raises, promised free college tuition at the University of the Virgin Islands, championed "Christmas bonuses" to retirees about to lose their pensions and made wildly rosy promises about fixing GERS.

MAPFRE: Company Says It Has Closed ‘Vast Majority’ of V.I. Hurricane Claims

Insurer's statement says it has disbursed nearly $112 million to affected customers in USVI; continues working with policyholders to resolve remaining claims.
Damaged homes on St Croix after Hurricane Irma. )File photo)

Public Meeting Scheduled on Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan

To comment on the proposed changes to the territory’s CDBG Disaster Recovery Action Plan with several options available, read the current plan and proposed changes online and/or attend a public meeting.

Six Young Men Graduate EZC’s Summer Entrepreneurship Program

Six young men, ranging from ages 15-19, recently graduated from the five-week summer entrepreneurship program, EntrepreNow, which was created to inspire an entrepreneurship mindset among young men.
Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas

ALERT: VIWMA Team Advises Residents of Solid Waste Collection Delays

VIWMA advises the St. Thomas and St. John communities that there has been a delay in the collection of municipal solid waste in the following districts.

DLCA Order Sets Forth Procedure for Increasing Fuel Prices

The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs sets forth the procedure to be followed by all wholesalers and retailers of gasoline and diesel fuel in the territory as a pre-requisite to increasing their fuel prices.

GVI Continues to Process Tax Returns; Latest Batch Mailed This Week

Director Pickering said the checks, which total $7.2 million, are to be mailed out on Tuesday., Sept. 18.
Callistus Ettiene

Police Arrest ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Callistus Ettiene

Detectives from the VIPD's Criminal Investigation Bureau Monday arrested Callixtus Ettienne, aka “Cactus” – and charged him in a home invasion robbery that took place in June.

Two Dominicans Indicted for Illegally Reentering U.S.

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned separate indictments against Ezequiel Rivera Gomez, also known as Francisco Mejia, 44, and Luis Miguel Recio Fernandez, 29, alleging that they illegally reentered the United States after having been previously deported.

Ritter Sentenced for Firearm Charge

Dale Ritter, 53, of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday in District Count on one federal count of possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number, and one local count of illegal use of utility equipment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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