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GOVERNMENT & POLICE NEWS

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

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Police Commissioner Rodney F. Querrard Sr. discusses the Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, homicide of Keithroy Caines at Oswald Harris Housing Court.

 

MOVIES

Now Playing: “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “This Is Where I Leave You” and “No Good Deed”

The following movies are playing at Market Square East Theaters on St. Thomas.

LOCAL NEWS

JFL Disputes CMS Decertification

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital Chief Executive Officer Kendall Griffith is contesting the decision by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to decertify the hospital, but during a news conference Friday…

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death

A 52-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday near the Bergs Home housing community, according to the V.I. Police Department.

St. John Rescue Stops Transporting Dead Bodies

St. John Rescue says they will stop transporting dead bodies because they have been operating without a contract from the government for the service they have provided since 2006.

 

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Moves Forward

Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be a civil infraction subject to a $100 or $200 fine, instead of potential jail time and permanent criminal record, if a bill…

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EDITORIAL/BLOGS

The V.I. Answer Desk

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

 
 
Movie Hype Recalls Words of Wisdom

The hoopla for the latest 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie reminds a dad of some wise words for life imparted by a 10-year-old.

SOURCE PICKS

The Bookworm: Cosby's Life and Times

Reading “Cosby: His Life and Times” is kind of like visiting your childhood on paper. Who among us hasn’t…

Undercurrents: It Can’t Get More Basic than Literacy

Years ago the territory offered remedial programs aimed at correcting illiteracy. Today the emphasis is on prevention.

Coastweeks Kicks off Saturday

Businesses, school groups and other organizations or clubs are encouraged to get involved in the Coastweeks effort to clean…

DPNR Says Net Metering Has Met Limit

The Net Metering Program in the St. Thomas/St. John District has reached its 10-megawatt aggregate capacity, and as a…

Hovensa Reaches Agreement to Sell Refinery

The owners of Hovensa have reached an agreement in principle to sell the St. Croix refinery to an as…

Innovative Restores Service After DNS Failure

Innovative Wireless service has been restored to on-island Wireless customers who are not roaming, the company announced late Friday…

 
 

ON ST. CROIX

@ School: CTEC Makes Mechanics

High school automotive students on St. Croix are racing toward an electric future. This school year students will restore, re-engineer and convert a 1989 Mitsubishi into an electric race car.

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ON ST. JOHN

@ School: Lila Uzzell Puts Environmental Interests to Good Use

Growing up on St. John helped develop Lila Uzzell’s interest in environmental studies, and a summer internship at the Friends of V.I. National Park gave her an inside look at the industry.

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