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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

Audio Galleries

Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 

MOVIES

'Lord Put a Ring on It' to Premier May 26 on St. Thomas

Readers who enjoyed the bestselling book, “Lord Put a Ring on It,” are in for a treat because a movie version of the book is coming to the big screen.…

LOCAL NEWS

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Monday the territory will spend more on energy over the next 20 years by maintaining the status quo than by replacing outdated…

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. 

21-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Sunday

Just two hours before hundreds of people gathered for the annual Walk/Run Against Gun Violence through Charlotte Amalie, 21-year-old Vershawn Monsanto was gunned down Sunday in the vicinity of the Wheatly Center. 

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

Demand answers. Question authority. Agitate for change. Go ahead, you're entitled.

 
 
Gratitude as a Verb

Thirty years ago when I first heard the adage “gratitude is an action word,” I was bewildered.

SOURCE PICKS

DPNR’s Division of Building Permits to Hold Public Outreach Events

The general public is invited to join the Division of Building Permits in public outreach events as part of the…

Virtue of the Week: Loyalty

Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being…

Man Injured in Raphune Hill Shooting

A man was grazed with a bullet early Saturday in shooting incident on Raphune Hill, the V.I. Police Department reported. 

Beach Advisory for May 16-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water…

Both Chambers of Commerce Endorse UVI School of Medicine

The Boards of Directors of both Chambers of Commerce announced their full support for the University of the Virgin Islands…

Pre-Fight Events Set Tone for John Jackson’s Saturday Bout

Local boxing champ John Jackson goes face to face Saturday in Las Vegas against Jermell Charlo for the vacant world…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

Relay for Life Draws Record Numbers

A record number – around 1,000 people – made costumes, decorations, put on their running shoes and set up camp to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Saturday at the St. Croix Educational Complex. 

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ON ST. JOHN

On Island Profile: David Moser Brings Sustainable Design Philosophy

Award-winning designer, builder and sculptor David Moser, resident of St. John since January, is no stranger to small island life. Moser and his wife Pamela and their daughter Sabina moved to the V.I. earlier this year from Dingley Island in…

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