August 19, 2017 6:16 pm Last modified: 5:14 am

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Government Attempts to Foreclose on Hovensa Refinery

Making good on promises made during a press conference earlier this month to foreclose on the Hovensa property, Gov. Kenneth Mapp this week filed a six-page action in V.I. Superior Court to begin the process, which includes the appointment of a receiver that the refinery would

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Former V.I. Resident Sentenced to 25 Years for Financial Fraud

Former St. Thomas financier Daniel Spitzer was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in federal prison for cheating 455 investors of $105 million.

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V.I. Gas Prices Stay High While Everywhere Else Falls

V.I. retail gasoline prices continue to hold steady at double the U.S. average and $1.50 more per gallon than neighboring Puerto Rico, despite months of declining prices around the world, according to the latest survey from the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.<

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Survey to Determine What Visitors Know About Chikungunya

While most Virgin Islands residents know a lot about chikungunya, the V.I. National Park in conjunction with the Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control want to learn more about what visitors to the park and St. John know about it.

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DLCA: Stores Must Honor Sticker Prices

The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is warning businesses they must honor posted sale prices after the agency received formal complaints that some retailers are leaving sale price stickers on, but telling customers the sale is over, according to DLCA.

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Fed Appeals Court Reinstates 'Bad Faith' Sanctions Against Former Innovative Owner

A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated roughly $137,000 in sanctions against Jeffrey Prosser for filing bogus bribery allegations in bad faith.

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Jewels of the Virgin Isles: Randolph Bennett

Randolph Bennett has seen and done a lot in his life, but if you ask him where his heart is, he'll say it is right here in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Four Sent to Federal Prison for Jewelry Store Robbery

Four men were sentenced Thursday to federal prison for their parts in last March's daylight armed robbery of the Imperial Jewelry Store on Main Street in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

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St. John Man Arrested on Negligent Homicide Charges

Lester Jackson Jr. was arrested Thursday on negligent homicide charges related to a fatal Jan. 10 accident on Centerline Road in which 16-year-old Elvis Smith Jr. died.

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Park Planning Increase of Trunk Bay and Mooring Fees

A proposal to increase the fees to use Trunk Bay Beach didn’t seem to bother anyone at a V.I. National Park open house, but one boater said she worried she’d be priced out of using the  moorings.

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